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Hockey player Sandeep to contest as independent

KURUKSHETRA: Sandeep Singh Bharti, who hails from Budana village in Haryana's Hisar district, is known for elevating his voice on the farmers' problems.

The Haryana hockey participant, who has performed the nationals, has declared he would contest the Lok Sabha elections from the Kurukshetra seat as an unbiased.

Sandeep - an MBA from Guru Jambeshwar University, Hisar and LLB from Delhi University - is related to Krantikari Students’ Organisation and claims to observe the ideology of Bhagat Singh.

As he is related to the farmers’ mission, he adds Bharti to his name. He has additionally held protests for the implementation of the Swaminathan Commission Report and has demanded reviewing of the reservation machine in any such means that in place of the caste-based quota, society gets equal alternatives.

He, together with 3 different youths, got here into limelight in 2016, when he had thrown ink on Kurukshetra MP Raj Kumar Saini throughout a function. In November 2017, Sandeep led hundreds of youths and Jaat agitators towards the rallies of Saini following which there were clashes between the police and the agitators.

Sources expose, as according to police report, since 2005 to 2018, there are nearly 20 cases registered towards Sandeep associated with his participation in protests and agitations, together with the only when he threw ink on Saini and he has been acquitted in 3 cases of the 20.

On April 11, Sandeep started his campaigning within the villages of Kurukshetra with a slogan of ‘Bahut Gulami Kar Li Yaar, Kisan Ka Beta Ab Ki Bar – Enough of slavery has been accomplished, Elect son of farmer for this time.’

While chatting with TOI, Sandeep disclosed concerning the problems over which he can be contesting elections from Kurukshetra seat. “I'm contesting as an unbiased candidate, because no birthday party has any forged technique to the problems of our society - such as those associated with squaddies, youths, farmers, faith, ladies, employment, education, labourers and others. As according to my experience, no birthday party has a whole vision for our society. Therefore, there is not any question of joining any political outfit.”

When wondered why he selected the Kurukshetra seat, Sandeep said, “It the land of Kurukshetra from where the MP Raj Kumar Saini had started to disturb the brotherhood of our state by means of indulging within the politics of caste and classes. I would give a battle from this land best to spoil the politics of hatred and department.”

Sandeep said he would document his nomination round April 18 or 19.

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