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Gujarat elections: Moustache man says he will urge government to bring in a law to encourage youth to grow moustaches if he gets elected

The ex-service personnel also said the government should pay some amount for the moustache maintenance.
01:19 PM Dec 01, 2022 IST | APN Live
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Maganbhai Solanki, who is contesting the election as an independent candidate from the Himmatnagar seat in the Gujarat Assembly Elections, wants the government to bring in a law to encourage the youth to grow moustaches if he gets elected.

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The 57-year-old is known as the ‘Moustache Man’ because of his 2.5-foot-long moustache. He is proud of his gunslinger moustache, as it makes him stand out in the crowd.

The ex-service personnel also said the government should pay some amount for the moustache maintenance. He said his moustache used to attract the attention of senior officers when he was in the Army. People were amused by his moustache when he used to contest for elections, he states. Children come out and try to touch it, while youngsters ask for tips on how to grow such a moustache, he added.

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Speaking about his moustache, he further said that he was inspired by his father to grow a moustache, and by the time he joined the Army at the age of 19, he had a long moustache.

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Solanki stated that if he wins the elections, he plans to bring in law to encourage young people to grow moustaches as well as address issues concerning ex-service personnel. He said he has been fighting for the rights of ex-service personnel, as many jawans these days retire early due to policy changes. Most of them are jobless after they retire at the age of 45-46. Earlier, the retired jawans used to get re-employed in government offices, but now that has also stopped, he added.

He said he even used to get a special allowance to maintain his moustache when he was in the Army. He said he was known as the Moochwala in his regiment.

Solanki is contesting elections as an independent candidate from the Himmatnagar seat, which is currently being ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Solanki, who retired from the Army as an honorary lieutenant in 2012, says he loves contesting elections and has been doing so since the 2017 Gujarat Assembly polls.

Earlier, Solanki was a candidate of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), but he lost. He also stated that he ran as an independent in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. This time also, he is contesting as an independent.

The Congress nominated Kamleshbhai Patel, the BJP fielded Virendrasinh Zala from Himmatnagar and the new poll entrant Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has given a ticket to Nirmalsinh Parmar.

The second phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections will take place on December 5. The counting of votes will take place on December 8 along with the Himachal Pradesh elections.

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Gujarat elections: Moustache man says he will urge government to bring in a law to encourage youth to grow moustaches if he gets elected

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