Guj polls: BJP fields 27-year-old from Majura constituency

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Surat, Nov 28: The 27-year-old Harsh Sanghavi of the BJP will take on Dhanpat Jain of Congress in Majura constituency in Surat in the upcoming Gujarat assembly elections. Both the parties have nominated Jain candidates in this seat for Majura comprises a Jain electorate.

Sanghavi, who runs a diamond jewellery manufacturing business and belongs to Deesa in Banaskantha district, is the first from his family to enter politics. On Nov 24, Sanghavi, along with his parents, wife and two-year-old son went to the district electoral office to file his nomination papers.

Sanghavi, who is the Gujarat state general secretary of the BJP's youth wing since 2010, had to leave study at a very early age. The 2012 assembly election will be the young candidate's first-ever election and he said he would do everything possible to see his party through.

He also said that his 46-year-old opponent, who is a textile trader from Rajasthan, is a man of reputation and the fight will not be easy.

Majura has 2.15 lakh voters out of which 42,000 are Jains, followed by 9,000 Agrawals and Maheshwaris.

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