"It is good that political parties nominate rich candidates in elections. If you find a rich person as your candidate, he or she can help the poor better and look after development work," he said, well aware that a contestant from Gujarat, Khimjibhai Patel, has declared assets worth over Rs 500 crores.
"How can a poor candidate serve the poor? It only stands to reason and therefore richer candidates should be given more chance to contest elections," added the 58-year-old Bhardwaj.
The BSP candidate compares party supremo Mayawati to an 'army commander' and said want to revolutionise India's educational system if voted to power.