Delhi Duel: No retirement age for politicos

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New Delhi, Nov 25 (UNI) Don't be surprised if two-sevenths members of the new Delhi Assembly constituted after the November 29 polls are grey-haired and ''over the hill''.

There is no retirement age in politics, goes the saying and Delhi politicians are no exception to the axiom.

In the Delhi Assembly elections, due to be held on November 29, 20 candidates in the fray belonging to different parties are above the age of 60 and BJP's Delhi Chief Ministerial candidate Vijay Kumar Malhotra tops the chart as being the oldest contestant having seen 76 springs in his life.

Even Delhi Assembly Speaker Prem Singh, who is contesting the elections from the Ambedkar Nagar constituency, is no spring chicken either having completed 75 years of life.

BSP's Rajinder Kumar Gupta, who is pitted against Malhotra in the Greater Kailash assembly seat, is also a septuagenarian at 72.

Some other candidates, who are above the age of 60, are: Congress candidate from Gokulpur Baljor Singh(70), BJP's candidate from Mustafabad Yogendar Kumar(68), BSP's Gangaram(65) from Trilokpuri, Bhagwan Sahay(65) from Seemapuri, BJP's Jai Gopal Abrol(64) from Kalkaji, BJP's Ram Bhaj(73) from Malviya Nagar, Congress' Narendra Nath(63) from Shahadra and Yoganand Shastri(63) of the Congress from Mehrauli.

BJP candidate from Laxminagar Murari Singh Pawar has also completed two years more than six decades of his life. Congress' candidate from Kalkaji Subash Chopra and from Kondli Mohanlal both are above 60 years of age.

Even Jaipal Singh from Gokalpur, Amod Kanth(Cong) from Sangam Vihar and Mahendar Kumar Verma from Vishwas Nagar have crossed the 60 mark.


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