Bilaspur: Shambhu Prasad Sharma is an indefatigable contestant. He is once again contesting election from Bilaspur Lok Sabha seat. Over four-and-half decades back he had fought his first election way back in 1972.
Sharma has contested polls from janpad panchayat to Lok Sabha and never wastes an opportunity to contest.
Files election petition after losing
An advocate by profession, even after losing he does not let the winning candidate rest as he files election petition without fail.
74-year-old Shambhu’s political journey began in 1972 when he was elected unopposed the janpad panchayat member of Marwahi in 1972.
In 1974, he contested assembly election from Anuppur and from Kota constituency in 2003, 2006 and 2018. In 2009 and 2018, he contested Lok Sabha election from Korba seat. In 2009, he polled 23000 votes and was at fourth place.
The name of Shambhu Prasad Sharma’s party is Bharat Bhumi Party. Whether he wins or loses, he creates problems for other candidates by eating into their votes. He says he wants to fight against injustice, corruption and immorality.
Challenged parties’ manifestos in court
In 2018, he had challenged the manifestos of all political parties in the high court and demanded to declare their election void. In 2014 general election, he had challenged BJP candidate Banshilal’s election in the high court and after that even in Supreme Court.
(Story by Sunil Sharma)