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Husband turns key poll manager

india Updated: Jan 19, 2012 12:43 IST
Rajeev Bhaskar
Rajeev Bhaskar
Hindustan Times
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Jalandhar MP Mohin-der Singh Kaypee has emerged as a key strategist for his wife Suman Kaypee, the Congress candidate from Jalandhar (West) assembly segment.

He accompanies her on her door-to-door campaign in the early hours and tries to win over party rebels rest of the day.

Sources close to the family said the Jalandhar MP was tutoring Suman on the finer points of politics and what issues to raise with voters.

Kaypee, who is well versed with the area’s demography, said he was burning the midnight oil to fine tune his wife’s poll campaign. “I personally supervise the cam-paign strategy and even go for door-to-door campaigning early morning.”

Apart from campaigning for his wife, he is helping with the electioneering in the adjoining constituencies of Nakodar and Jalandhar Cantonment to “ensure victory of Congress candidates”.

It may, however, not be easy going for Suman due to the anti-incumbency factor against her MP husband, and his one-time close aide Satpal Mall turning rebel.

Mall, is part of the management of the Dera Sachkhand in Ballan, which has influence over Dalit voters. The dominance of the Megh community in the constituency is also a cause of worry for the Kaypees as the BJP nominee and sitting MLA Bhagat Chunni Lal belongs to the community.