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'I am a chai walla, why can't I be president': Meet the tea-seller who is contesting Presidential poll

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GWALIOR: This man is a real chai-walla and he is among the few contestants for the Presidential election.

Kushwaha, who lives in Gwalior, runs a tea shop.

"I am a chai wala, I work hard and honestly eke out my living. If elected, I would work for the masses and for the uplift of the poor", says Kushwaha.

Inspired by PM Narendra Modi who claimed that he was also a 'chai wala' in the past, Kushwah feels that he stands a good chance of getting elected.

Kushwaha's shop is located in Taraganj in Gwalior. He recently went to Delhi to file the nomination. "In 2012 too, he contested the Presidential poll but had failed to get adequate number of people who could propose his name".

But he is hopeful on this occasion. He says that many MPs and MLAs have promised him that they would support him. At least, 50 MPs and 50 MLAs' support is needed. 

Kushwaha has just Rs 5,000 cash in his bank account apart from a cycle. He has two loans of Rs 72,000. Earlier, he has contested Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections too. He was unsuccessful.