July 25, 2018 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
KP, Pakistan: Radesh Singh Tony has claimed that he will become the first candidate from Pakistan’s Sikh community to contest an election for a general seat on Wednesday.
“I am probably the first minority member in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa who is contesting the elections as an independent candidate,” Dawn reported him as saying.
“Normally, members of our community are assigned tickets by political parties for reserved seats and not the general ones. Hence, I have decided to contest the elections as an independent candidate and try my luck,” Radesh Singh Tony said a PK-75 candidate.
A report in the Gulf News notes that his biggest support and motivation comes from hundreds of Muslim voters who are actively helping him for election campaign.
“I was warmly welcomed by people everywhere I went for campaigning. Their support and words of encouragement have motivated me to work hard,” Gulf News quotes Radesh Singh Tony.
Polling for Pakistan’s general elections is being held today (July 25, 2018).
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