Jharkhand: 3-time MLA's wife sells vegetables in market for a living

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Ranchi, March 27: Most of our politicians are infamous for taking bribes, living a luxurious life, yet making bogus claims about the 'austere life' they lead. Here is someone different:

All Jharkhand Students Union Party candidate Loknath Mahto's wife sells vegetables at the Barkagaon market, says a Times of India report.

Mahto has declared assets worth Rs 2 crore.

Mahto has declared assets worth Rs 2 crore


Mulani Devi grows vegetables in her own farm land. Ever afternoon, she plucks vegetables from the farm and sells them in the nearby market.

"I have been doing this since long. And just because my husband was an MLA, it does not mean I will give up work which gives me financial independence," she told TOI.

"On an average, I manage to earn Rs 200 per day, which I spend on my family and also save a little from it," she said.

The politician's two sons are self-employed. The family has hired labourers to work in the agricultural field.

Mulani Devi, when she is not busy with farming, goes around some localities of the constituency to ask for votes for her husband.

"She is a simple village women who looks after the cattle and does other household chores and sells vegetables in the market and has no political ambitions," said her husband, Loknath. "In fact, like any 'grihalakshmi', she also saves for a rainy day and the money comes in handy when I am contesting elections," he said.

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