From Delhi School of Economics to UP poll ground
But after completing M.Phil from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Harshvardhan Shyam's interests began moving in a diametrically opposite direction.
He made up his mind to try his luck in public life. And when the first opportunity came his way to contest the 2012 state assembly elections, he took the plunge from the Mohanlalganj constituency on the outskirts of Lucknow.
And none other than the Congress party decided to award him a ticket.
Asked why he chose Mohanlalganj, the most unusual candidate from this rural constituency said: "I was looking for a reserved constituency and Mohanlalganj ideally suited me as it was a traditional seat of the Congress. Even though R.K. Chaudhary has succeeded three times from there, the electorate is now looking for change. I know I am capable of living up to the expectations of the people there."
Expressing serious concern over the ongoing protests in Andhra Pradesh, following the nod for the creation of a separate Telangana State, the Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja said that the Centre must address the genuine concerns of the people and assure them that their interests will be duly protected.
Date 06-12-13, Duration 2:11, Views 815