Independent candidate dresses as a dacoit in Jodhpur

April 18th, 2009 - 8:20 pm ICT by ANI  

Jodhpur (Rajasthan), Apr 18 (ANI): An independent candidate dressed in black clothes and holding a gun while sitting on a horse went to file nomination papers in Jodhpur on Saturday.

Gopal Jadugar, accompanied by two bodyguards walking alongside the horse and a group of supporters holding banners, marched to the district magistrate’s office for filing the papers.

Jadugar believes that politicians are usually dressed in white but act likedacoits and do not work for the development of the nation. He says that on the contrary, though he is dressed in black, he would work for the betterment of common man.

“All the politicians wearing white clothes actually act like dacoits although their costumes are white. They get money from the government for the common man but before the money reaches the public these politicians grab it. Although I am dressed as a dacoit, I’ll take the money from those dacoit politicians and give to it to common man. This is my promise and for this only people will vote for me,” said Jadugar.

Meanwhile, the local residents, who have never witnessed such a unique show of a politician’s mannerisms, are amused by the incident.

The first phase of staggered general elections in India was held on Thursday, which covered 124 constituencies.

Campaigning continues in the remaining 419 constituencies for the country’s mammoth near-month-long national polls.

The outcome of the five-stage election will be known on May 16. (ANI)

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