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?I never scolded him?

DEMURE, A little portly and Pallu in place - Sadhna Singh?s looks is an unmistakable Bhartiya Nari. But in campaigning for her husband, she is leaving no stone unturned.

india Updated: Apr 14, 2006 13:04 IST
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DEMURE, A little portly and Pallu in place - Sadhna Singh’s looks is an unmistakable Bhartiya Nari. But in campaigning for her husband, she is leaving no stone unturned.

She moves out almost daily with a group of woman workers in jeeps with security personnel on toes to undertake extensive public contact exercise for husband Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

When asked if she intended to join politics in future, Sadhna Singh emphatically replied in negative. When asked if she would like to mount pressure on her husband to fulfil the promises to people like drinking water project etc, she retorted - why not?

If she would scold him if he failed to fulfill the promises Sadhna burst in laughs and said she never scolded him. “Wo to mere parmeshwar hain (He is my God)”, she added.

Suddenly came a shot from her as an afterthought - “Does your wife scold you?” She is no novice in electioneering, having campaigned for Chouhan earlier in the Lok Sabha elections.

While moving around and mingling with people including men and women, Sadhna Singh’s commanding voice easily singles her out in the group.

Unlike Shivraj Singh, Sadhna does not hesitate in naming Congress leaders for attack. “Digvijay Singh ne dus saal me kuchh nahi kiya. Jabse BJP sarkar aayi hai vikas ke kaam ho rahe hain”, she tells the gatherings.

But she is wise enough not to discredit the then chief ministers Uma Bharti and Babulal Gaur’s contribution as she talks of development under the BJP’s over two years rule.

Shivraj Singh, on the other hand, avoids taking names of his political rivals whether it is Digvijay Singh or Uma Bharti. Ask a question on Uma’s salvo on him and he would give a philosophical reply. During the electioneering he often uses the word “Opposition” (pratipaksha) instead of taking any names.

First Published: Apr 14, 2006 13:04 IST