Updated May 1st, 2024 at 20:13 IST

Odisha: Woman Contest LS Polls With No Cash in Hand; Says She Will Have Impact in Election

Woman named Pramila Pujari contest Lok Sabha election with no cash in hand and says she is confident that she will have impact in the election.

Odisha: Woman Contest LS Polls With No Cash in Hand; Says She Will Have Impact in Election | Image:ANI
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Koraput: A 25-year-old woman with no cash in hand and a bank deposit of only Rs 20,625 is contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Odisha's Koraput Lok Sabha seat, according to her affidavit. An art graduate, Pramila Pujari, was fielded by the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist).

"I don’t have enough money to compete with wealthy candidates in the fray, but my confidence is high. I will have an impact in the election," Pujari said.

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A daily labourer by profession, she claimed that voters from her area would contribute to her campaign.

Despite financial constraints, the SUCI(C) has arranged a vehicle for her campaign, Pujari said.

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“I will hold door-to-door outreach programmes and organise small gatherings across clusters of villages,” she said.

Pujari said she was associated with the party's student wing, the All India Democratic Student Organisation, since 2016.

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According to her election affidavit, her occupation is daily labour. Elections to the Koraput constituency will be held on May 13. 

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Published May 1st, 2024 at 20:11 IST