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Celebrity hairstylist Jawed Habib adds ‘Chowkidar’ in his sure name by joining BJP

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New Delhi: Famous celebrity hairstylist Jawed Habib to added ‘Chowkidar’ in his sure name by joining ‘Bharatiya Janata party’ (BJP) in national capital based headquarter of Saffron Party.

The move came right in the middle of the Lok Sabha elections ahead of 3rd phase voting that will take place on April 23. Jawed Habib, a renowned hairdresser, owns over 500 hair salons across India.

The national capital will go to poll on May 12 in the sixth phase of elections and the counting of votes will take place on May 23.

 

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Habib told the news agency soon after his appointment, “I am happy to join the BJP as I have seen the changes brought in the country by Prime Minister Modi in the last five years. I think nobody should be ashamed of their background, when the prime minister is proud to state that he was a ‘chaiwala’ then why should I be ashamed of calling myself a ‘nai’ (barber).”

Calling himself a barber is a political statement, coming from 55-year old Habib. He studied French literature in Delhi and went on to build a salon empire in the country with outlets in over 24 states and 110 cities in India-a total of 846 shops if those in Singapore and London are counted.

On the other hand, being a barber in India allows at best a humble life for most. In India, the Nai community, whose members have traditionally been barbers, are members of the ‘Other Backward Class’.

 

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Jawed Habib’s political connections are way older than his candidature with the BJP.

 

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Habib’s grandfather used to work at the President’s office as a barber. He was also the official barber for Lord Mountbatten and Jawaharlal Nehru, the country’s first Prime Minister. His father, too, was the official stylist at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President’s residence.

Habib’s fame and success ensured that the family’s clout goes beyond its profession. Now, his political debut may enhance it further.

 

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‘Love jihad’: Samajwadi Party to oppose law in UP Assembly, here’s why

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A day after Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel signed the ordinance on forced religious conversions, the Samajwadi Party announced that it will oppose the ‘love jihad’ law when it comes up in the Assembly next month.

Samajwadi Party (SP)President Akhilesh Yadav said his party is not in favour of such a law and will oppose it strongly.

“On one hand, the government offers Rs 50,000 to those opting for inter-caste and inter-religion marriages, and on the other, they have brought this law. We will ask the government to bring a law which guarantees doubling of farmers’ income instead,” he said.

The SP chief accused the BJP government of planning to sell a government-owned shopping mall worth Rs 1,000 crore to a private entity at throwaway prices. He further added that an expressway was also being sold in a similar fashion.

“This will be probed when time comes. We will expose the corruption this government is indulging in,” he said.

Akhilesh further said it is ironic that the government talks of zero tolerance for corruption but, in an international survey, the country has figured on the top of the list of nations where bribery is most prevalent.

Reacting to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s announcement of setting up 10,000 MW solar power units, Yadav said, “He does not know anything about a solar panel. During the SP government, we had set up a solar power unit. The unit produced enough power to meet the needs of an entire village, but this government snapped the supply saying the villagers have not paid bills.”

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