Women candidates: Hit and fit in and out

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New Delhi, Nov 17 (UNI) The rough and tumble of the Delhi Assembly elections notwithstanding, they are no less than men in shouldering their responsibilities within the four walls of their homes and in discharging their obligations outside in the same measure.

Anjana Pracha, who is contesting on a Congress ticket from the Trilokpuri Assembly seat, lives in an extended family and has two children -- a daughter aged 6 and son 3 1/2 years old. In the absence of their mother at home, they are left in the care of their grandmother.

Her husband Loknath says Anjana, otherwise, devotes full time to their family, but as the electioneering is gathering steam and the polls drawing near she is as busy as a bee and has her hands full.

On the other hand, Deepika Khullar, who has a Congress ticket to contest the Krishnanagar Assembly seat, spares some ''precious and quality time'' for her family despite being engrossed in the elections up to the neck.

She has an eight-year-old daughter, who is well taken care of by Deepika's sister-in-law in her absence.

Deepika beamingly tolds UNI,'' I am happy that I have set up my election office at home so that I am able to coordinate well between home and elections.'' Deepika has been a corporator of the area for the past six and a half years.

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