Gujarat Election: 10,000 coins in two bags reached for nomination; Mahendrabhai Patni is an independent candidate from Gandhinagar North.

Gujarat Election: 10,000 coins in two bags reached for nomination;  Mahendrabhai Patni is an independent candidate from Gandhinagar North.

When a person came to file his nomination for the Gujarat Assembly elections, everyone was surprised to see him. This person had reached with him in two sacks with coins of one rupee each, the total value of which was said to be Rs 10,000. The name of this person is Mahendrabhai Patni. Mahendrabhai Patni, 35, is staking claim as an independent candidate from Gandhinagar North seat. He had come to deposit the coins filled in sacks as enrollment fees. The interesting thing is that he has collected this money by asking people.

there are no basic facilities

Mahendrabhai Patni told that he lives in Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat. Mahendra, a laborer by profession, is very much troubled by his life in the capital. He said that we do not have any permanent employment. There is no house, electricity and drinking water. Mahendra told that the families living in my neighborhood have helped me. I have collected this money by working hard for three days. I have taken donations only from those people who promised to vote for me.

nothing in the property

Patni is one of the 28 candidates who filed nominations from the Gandhinagar North seat. His seat will go to polls in the second phase on December 5. In the affidavit given by Patni, his assets have been mentioned as zero. Accordingly, he does not even have a bank account. Patni says that he opened a zero balance account on November 14 because it was necessary to contest the elections. Patni lives in a kutcha house with his parents, wife and two daughters. There are few household items in it. There is a 12 volt battery, so that it can light up at night. He has BPL card.

studies up to seventh

Mahendrabhai Patni is originally from Patan district. After studying till seventh standard in his village, he moved to Gandhinagar in 1999. He said that initially they lived in the slum where Dandi Kutir is located. Later in 2010 started living behind Gandhinagar railway station. Patni told that his house was among the 521 huts which were demolished by the government. Five Star Hotel Leela has been built here and Gandhinagar railway station has been beautified. He said that we are forced to live in the slum area without any facilities. Patni claims that no compensation has been given to him by the state government since the house was demolished. Presently he lives in Gokulpura Vasahat.

AAP candidate had also brought the coin

By the way, Patni is not the first candidate who came to file nomination with a sack of coins. Swejal Vyas, the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Sayaliganj seat in Vadodara has also done the same. Swazel is a wedding planner by profession and had come to enroll with a sack full of coins. Vyas told that when I got ready to stand in the election, people asked me how they could help me. I told him that people should give me one rupee coin as their blessings. People gave me most of the money in the form of Google Pay. He told that the entire amount was deposited within just three hours. According to Vyas’s affidavit, he has 2.5 lakh cash and a house worth Rs 55 lakh.

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