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45% of Delhi’s candidates never fell in love, 41% never lied — survey by Navbharat Times

Navbharat Times asked 134 of Delhi's 672 candidates contesting elections about their love life, childhood dreams, reading habits & more.

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New Delhi: Did you know that several candidates contesting in the Delhi assembly elections have claimed that they’ve never fallen in love? This is what an unusual survey carried out by the Navbharat Times (NBT) has found.

In the run-up to the much-awaited Delhi polls, several media channels and newspapers have surveyed the mood of the capital’s voters.

Navbharat Times, however, decided to take a more light-hearted route. It asked 134 of the 672 candidates, from across all political parties, about their love lives, childhood dreams reading habits and more. The survey was published Wednesday.

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Screenshot of the survey published in Navbharat Times Wednesday

According to the survey, 45 per cent of the 134 candidates claimed to never have fallen in love.

“I am a devotee of Hanuman”, “I became busy after entering politics” and “How could I have, I am a saintly man” — these were among the many reasons the candidates gave for not falling in love.

In another absurd statistic, 41 per cent claimed that they have never uttered a lie.

A rather high percentage of the candidates — over 60 per cent —  said they send their children to private schools while only 20 per cent said their children attend government schools.

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21% candidates say they seldom get time to read books

According to the survey, 29 per cent of the candidates claimed that they had once harboured dreams of becoming social workers. 

Only 12 per cent said that they wanted to become politicians while 6 per cent said they wanted to be teachers. 

When asked about how well they had fared in their studies, 41 per cent said that they were “average”, a statistic that re-confirms the perception that education might not be the top priority for politicians.

About their reading habits, 21 per cent claimed that they seldom get time to read books.

The survey also found that 85 per cent of our politicians desisted from drinking alcohol while 7 per cent said that they only drink at parties.

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