To fulfil his ambition of changing into the village head after doing social service for virtually a decade, a 45-year-old man acquired married after his seat was declared reserved for ladies. Hathi Singh of Karan Chhapra village in Ballia district, contested the elections in 2015 and was the runner up. However, his seat was declared reserved for ladies and Singh’s hope of getting elected this time was shattered. His supporters recommended that he get married and his spouse may contest the elections.
Singh lastly acquired married on March 26, which was solemnised on the Dharmnathji temple in the village.
Interestingly, the wedding was solemnised throughout ‘khar-maas’ – a interval not thought-about auspicious as per Hindu traditions.
“I had to get married before nominations close on April 13,” he mentioned. His bride is pursuing her commencement and now making ready to contest the village panchayat elections.
“I have been working hard for the past five years and my supporters are also campaigning for us. It is mainly because of my supporters that I decided to change my decision of not getting married ever. My mother is 80-years-old and could not have contested the elections,” mentioned Singh.
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