Hasanuram Ambedkari, a 62-year-old man has contested elections more than 80 times in various election bodies and is now set to contest Lok Sabha elections, this will be his 88th time in contesting elections.
He has been contesting elections including Lok Sabha and state assembly but never got the mandate. This time he will contest Lok Sabha elections from Agra and Fatehpur Sikri parliamentary seats. He was seen filing nominations papers from Firozabad seats at the district collectorate as an independent candidate on Monday.
He has been contesting elections as an independent candidate since 1985. He was a former All India Backward (SC, ST, OBC) and Minority Communities Employees Federation member. He says that he fights elections on the ideology of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar.
He said to a national daily that this time he will contest from Agra and Fatehpur Sikri parliamentary seats and has filed nominations papers from Firozabad seats at the district collectorate as an independent candidate on Monday. He will file nomination from Agra parliamentary seat on Tuesday. He says that he has his well-wishers on both the seats and has contested Lok Sabha elections for eight times. He has secured 36,000 votes in 1989 in Firozabad.
He has also contested Zila panchayat, kshetra panchayat, gram panchayat, block pramukh, ward member and cooperative society elections and in 1998 his nominations for the post of President of India was rejected.