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Iron sharpens iron: This ‘Chaiwala’ defeats BJP candidate in UP polls

Iron sharpens iron: This ‘Chaiwala’ defeats BJP candidate in UP polls
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LUCKNOW: Meet Anuj Nigam, another ‘chaiwala’ who is set to write his story.

According to the story published in Network18, the 21-year-old Anuj, a resident of Chitrakoot contested the Uttar Pradesh Nagar Palika Parishad Election 2017 on a Samajwadi Party and had a victorious run at the elections.

He bagged 326 votes defeating 10-time winner BJP candidate Ajay Kumar who bagged 286 votes.

Speaking to Network18, Anuj said, “If a ‘chaiwala’ can become the Prime Minister, why not a municipal councillor.”

“If Modi Ji can become the PM after selling tea, can’t I become a councillor? I went to each and every house in my ward without any rally or road show. I went quietly and simply appealed to the people to vote for me. Just three or four days before the elections, my family too started canvassing for me,” said an overwhelmed Anuj.

“My tea stall has a lot of role to play in my victory as a lot of people come to my shop and it helps me establish good relations with the people around me. I was lucky to get a ticket from the Samajwadi Party and I will always remain loyal to them. I will definitely try to contest the Nagar Palika Parishad President elections if everything goes well,” added Anuj.

Anuj father Pradeep Nigam is an advocate and two of his brother are engineering students.