Azad: A labourer, an ex-guard and an MBA: Azad who threw his hat in the ring Gurgaon News


GURGAON: Anwar, a laborer from Noh, Jai Kunwar Tyagi (Dixit), a former Rajghat security guard, Kesheshwar Bhagat, a pav bhaji seller and Akshit Geet, a corporate professional with an MBA degree from Germany, are all in the running for it. Throw your hat in the ring as independent candidates, representing the Gurgaon parliamentary constituency. Their chances of winning may be slim, but they are not lacking in hope. These four are among the 23 contenders in the constituency where voting will be held in the sixth phase on May 25. Key rivals include Rao Inderjit Singh (BJP), Raj Babbar (Congress), Rahul Yadav Fazilpuria (JJP), Vijay Kumar (JJP). BSP) and Saurabh Khan (INLD). Anwar (34), who works at construction sites to earn his livelihood, said he filed his nomination paper from Noh Assembly seat in the 2019 state elections, but it remained vacant. “Noah is one of the most backward districts in the country, and my aim is to highlight its problems,” Anwar told TOI. The district, which saw widespread communal clashes in 2023, has been a Congress stronghold. But Anwar says all political parties are supporting the families. “These parties are very crowded and controlled by a few families. I am aware of my chances in the elections but still hope to create awareness among the people and encourage more youth to come forward and contest the elections,” he said. He said that Jai Kanwar, who is running for the third time, does not want to work in the interest of the people In 2014, Jai Kanwar took voluntary retirement from his job as a security guard at Rajghat to contest the Lok Sabha election from Gurgaon constituency. He filed papers again in 2019 but did not have much success. Gate, his In contrast, a salaried corporate employee, the 36-year-old has put his hat in the ring to work on education and the environment And so they work hand in hand with the government. I have immense support from my colleagues,” he told TOI. Among the most educated candidates in the fray for the seat, Geet completed a B.Tech in Computer Science from Pune's Army Institute of Technology and an MBA from Management Development Institute (MDI) and an institute in Germany. He currently works as a business consultant with EY Parthenon. Apart from filing nominations, independent candidates have yet to start voting. With limited resources and manpower, most are relying on their personal connections and their simple and honest approach to this election.

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