Sudeep Shukla, if elected in the upcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly elections will make history, as he will become the first deaf and mute person to enter any state assembly. An engineer from Satna of Madhya Pradesh, Shukla has decided to enter the electoral politics from Satna in the upcoming elections.
According to reports, Sudeep Shukla was working as a software engineer has now quit his well paying job to contest in the upcoming elections. Shukla who has worked for Infosys in the past now wants to enter into politics to uplift poor and disabled people of the society.
Shukla, 36-year-old former IT engineer has been disappointed with the lawmakers as he considers that they have failed to improve the lives of the deprived section and the poor. Shukla says that politicians across political parties are eager to solve people’s issues only during election time to gain votes. He further added that due to lack of intent for development from the politicians, he decided to step in and contest elections to solve the problems of common masses.
Speaking to ANI, Sandeep with the help of an interpreter said, “It is sad that women are being raped even in cities like Delhi and Chennai. The politicians have failed to protect the victims and also they are not helping poor and disabled. I have been witnessing all this from the past many years and hence, decided to contest the polls. These leaders only address the problems of people during the election time in order to get the maximum number of votes.”
“I urge you all to please support me. I just need one chance to bring changes. I know many people are afraid that I will be standing against major political parties. I am fighting the battle of truth. I don’t want people to waste their vote by giving it to Bharatiya Janata Party or Congress as both the parties have not done anything substantial for the country,” Shukla added.
Sudeep Shukla has studied MSc in Information and Technology from Alagappa University in Chennai. As per a report in India Today, Sudeep Shukla’s candidature is being supported by the likes of Gyanendra Purohit, who runs an NGO called Anand Service Society to assist the differently-abled people.
Sudeep Shukla will campaign in Madhya Pradesh with the help of interpreters. Gyanendra Purohit will also be interpreting for the Sandeep Shukla. They have opened a dedicated bank account in the name of Sandeep Shukla for people to donate funds for the election.