Lok Sabha election 2019: Man from Bihar forms new party in Chandigarh, aims to challenge mainstream parties

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Published: March 14, 2019 9:48:21 AM

The team includes his wife Simple and son Aditya who is pursuing graduation.

Sharma, who was born in Bihar, runs a plywood business in Punjab. The businessman has now also turned into a PIL activist. (Photo Credit: IE)

Lok Sabha election 2019: A man from Bihar is seeking to change the political set up of Chandigarh. Avinash Singh Sharma has formed Chandigarh ki Awaaz Party and will be contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha polls from Chandigarh himself. Sharma claims his biggest support base are the colonies in Chandigarh.

“There are 62,400 housing board dwellings with around 2 lakh votes. My concentration is in Mauli Jagran, Vikasnagar, Dhanas, Maloya, and all the colony areas because I have always fought for them,” Sharma told Indian Express. Sharma, who was born in Bihar, runs a plywood business in Punjab. The businessman has now also turned into a PIL activist. He has filed over a dozen petitions in Supreme Court, Punjab and Haryana High Court.

“I have been waging legal battles on issues such as street vendors, the stalemate over garbage collection, and problems faced by residents of EWS units set up by the Chandigarh Housing Board,’’ said Sharma who first shot to limelight when he staged a protest after a child died after being attacked by stray dogs.

When asked why he decided to form his own party rather than joining the Congress or the BJP, Sharma said both the parties treat people like ‘football’.
“I feel people should vote for someone who has remained with them, a local person. They should vote to elect an MP and not Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi because it is their MP who will work for them,” says Sharma.

Sharma has set up a team which is campaigning for him. The team includes his wife Simple and son Aditya who is pursuing graduation. The businessman-turned-politician has immense faith in people of the colonies and expects them to vote for him. “They know me,” says Avinash Sharma when asked why would people pick him.

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