It took Roopali Dixit simply three minutes to persuade the Samajwadi Party chief to offer her the ticket to battle the meeting elections from Fatehabad. Or so she says.
Her pitch to the Samajwadi Party included the point out of the grudge she held towards the BJP candidate over a video clip through which he allegedly insulted her father — who’s in jail for homicide – and the Thakur group.
Whereas in search of to avenge the “insult”, she mentioned she would not imagine in casteism and desires clear and correct allocation in authorities schemes for the poor from all communities.
“I met Samajwadi President president Akhilesh Yadav and he requested me what I needed. I mentioned I need to battle towards the BJP candidate, Chhotelal Verma, due to the objectionable remark, and I additionally promise you that I’ll win this seat,” Ms Dixit, who had earlier tried to get the nomination from the BJP, advised PTI.
The Samajwadi Party apparently dumped the candidate that they had picked earlier for the 34-year-old legislation graduate who additionally holds two postgraduate levels from universities in the UK.
A graduate from Symbiosis in Pune, she went overseas for an MBA from Cardiff College and an MA in advertising and promoting from College of Leeds. Ms Dixit then labored with a multinational agency in Dubai for 3 years.
Her father Ashok Dixit, who as soon as fought an election on the SP ticket, is now 75 and in jail since 2007.
When he, her uncle and three different family members have been sentenced to life imprisonment in 2015 by a Firozabad courtroom for the homicide of college instructor Suman Dubey, she determined to stop the MNC job and return.
Ashok Dixit, as soon as considered a “bahubali“, or a muscleman, fought the elections first in 1996 on an SP ticket, after which in 2002 as a Bahujan Samaj Party candidate. In 2007, he contested as an impartial, earlier than his arrest the identical 12 months.
He misplaced all 3 times.
“After a single name from my father, I got here again to India in 2015 to handle my household and its enterprise,” Roopali Dixit mentioned. Again residence, she studied legislation and secured a level to assist her father within the case towards him.
She made Fatehabad her ‘karmabhoomi‘ to “fulfil my father’s dream”.
Mr Dixit tried her luck first with the Bharatiya Janata Party.
“After my return, I started working for my constituency and assembly individuals. I additionally joined the BJP in 2017 and campaigned for its candidate Jitendra Verma, who even received the elections,” she mentioned.
This time, she tried to get a ticket for herself however the BJP picked a person who she alleged had known as her father names.
“I used to be very disturbed when the BJP fielded Chhotelal Verma, a former MLA from the Fatehabad seat on this election,” she mentioned.
“After that, I used to be decided to show him a lesson and contest towards him to avenge the insult to my father and other people of the Thakur group,” she mentioned.
“After my ticket was finalised for the seat, I’ve been visiting and assembly my individuals in each village of the constituency. I intention to convey transparency and supply advantages of presidency schemes to everybody, whether or not they assist me or not,” she mentioned.
“In my constituency, ladies who need to research in Agra metropolis are usually not in a position to journey as a consequence of transportation issues. I might remedy this problem. I need to encourage youth to be educated and change into self-dependent,” she added.
Stray cattle destroying crops is one other downside within the space, she mentioned.
“My intention can be to work for all, simply because the district collector does. I will not work as an MLA, I’ll work as a DM,” she promised.