It’s another scorching hot day and the forty-something daughter of India’s next prime minister hopeful goes knocking on people’s doors asking them to vote for Lal Krishna Advani.
“He’s very simple... he’s my role-model. I see him as a man who does not keep malice in his heart for anybody,” says Pratibha.
Pratibha is among the daughters who are rooting for their parents in this year’s elections.
She has been on her father’s campaign trail since he first contested from Gandhinagar in 1991. “I am proud that I am born to a father like him and a mother like Kamlaji.”
Elsewhere in the country, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been stumping for her mother Sonia Gandhi and Supriya Sule for her father Sharad Pawar. Sule herself is contesting the polls from Baramati Lok Sabha constituency, which her father vacated for her.
Priyanka herself has not ruled out taking the political plunge. “As I am growing older, I’m realising that ‘never´ is a bad thing to say. So I’m not going to say never.” Is politics Pratibha’s cup of tea?
“We should not blindly follow our parents into politics if we do not have that urge to serve the people of the country,” Pratibha, who runs her own TV production company ‘Swayam Infotainment´, told PTI.