A candidate from the Jalandhar constituency has filed nominations on Tuesday and he is the poorest of the poor candidate from the constituency that has filed nominations yet as he has Rs 1,329 in his personal bank account and has no property to declare in his affidavit.
The candidate named Kashmir Ghugshore (40) is a matriculate and ITI diploma holder. He is contesting his fourth elections. He has earlier contested three Assembly elections and was unsuccessful in 2007, 2012 and 2017 from Kartarpur and Shahkot assembly segments.
The candidate is a daily wager and press secretary of the Pendu Mazdoor union that is a union of poor laborers of rural areas. He is contesting as CPIML New Democracy party candidate.
“We have been moving from village to village daily to take up the issues of poor laborers. They are our supporters,” said Kashmir Ghugshore, adding that his only aim to contest is to fight for the rights and dignity of poor laborers.
He said while speaking to a news portal, “I have never won the elections in the past but my fight will continue because I want to do something for the poor. Even people who contest on the issue of upliftment of the down-trodden after winning start filling their pockets and hard work for the welfare of the people.
He asked a question by saying “They don’t just need atta-dal but also a dignified life, which they are not getting. Even today, the safai karamcharis of Punjab’s villages are getting just Rs 300 per month. Which world we are living in? Can these governments at state and Centre tell us?”