The Lok Sabha seat of Dewas in Madhya Pradesh presents a different picture this time as two political greenhorns from the main rivals Congress and BJP are locked in a keen tussle for electoral supremacy.
The Congress has fielded noted folk singer Prahlad Singh Tipaniya from the seat reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates, while the BJP has given ticket to Mahendra Singh Solanki, who resigned from the post of civil judge to enter into the poll fray.
Tipaniya, 65, a Padma Shri awardee, has been seen trying to woo voters by reciting Kabir bhajans in the Malwi folk style while playing his 'tambura' (a stringed instrument with a long neck).
Gandhi was seen making a video of Tipaniya's rendition on his mobile phone which he later uploaded on his Twitter handle.
"I have joined politics to generate a positive thinking about the public and the folk music can help in this direction," Tipaniya told PTI.
The internationally acclaimed singer promised that if he wins the election, he will make all efforts to ensure supply of basic amenities to people and also work to promote folk singing.
"When I was as a judge, I could hear grievances only of those who came to my court. But after entering politics, my area of public service has widened. As a politician, I can reach out to more deprived and oppressed people and work to resolve their problems," the 35-year-old BJP nominee said.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP leader Manohar Untwal won from the seat.
Untwal also successfully contested the last year's state Assembly polls from Agar seat following which he quit as a member of the Lok Sabha.
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