"I want to serve the people of Delhi. If I were after money or wanted a comfortable life, I would not have quit my job to join politics," she said.
The BJP had announced that they will promote young blood this time. "We will bring new faces and young talent in the MCD elections. We are preparing a new army for next 10 years," Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari had said.
There are about 25,000 young citizens who will be voting for the first time in the upcoming municipal polls in Delhi. As their population forms a crucial segment of voters, the parties have fielded many young faces to develop a strong youth connect. While some of them are engineers, doctors, teachers and sportspersons, they all are bright, hardworking and confident of winning big in the polls.
Few weeks younger than Ms Asiwal, Swaraj India's Kajal Sharma is the youngest candidate in the MCD polls. Ms Sharma, who turned 21 in February, is pursuing B.Com though IGNOU. She is representing her party in Rani Bagh. She was just 17 when she became a supporter of Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement.
Among other young candidates is Congress' 25-year-old Dr Anisha Gupta, who practises at Sanjay Gandhi Hospital and is contesting from Mubarakpur Dabas ward and AAP's candidate from Rohini and mechanical engineer Abhinav Mishra, 24, who has worked with various companies as a production manager.
Wheelchair-bound Suvarna Raj, an international para-athlete, is entering politics with an agenda -- to make all MCD schools disabled friendly.
She has represented India in table tennis in Asian Para Games-2014 and Asian Para Championships in 2013. She has also won two national medals in para-athletics.
"As a disabled person, I had to face a lot of challenges, especially in using public toilets. After we win the MCD polls, we will ensure all public toilets are disabled friendly," she said.
She had sought a ticket from the Aam Aadmi Party in 2013 assembly polls, but she was told that they cannot risk a ticket to a disbaled person.
The election to the North, East and South Municipal Corporation of Delhi is scheduled to take place on April 23. Results will be announced on April 26.
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