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Dilli tamanna: Jaipur woman on sit-in for a month now at Jantar Mantar to marry PM Modi

India Today logo India Today 06-10-2017

© India Today In what seems like one of the most bizarre reasons to stage a protest, a 40-year-old woman is on a sit-in at Jantar Mantar of Delhi to marry Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Hailing from Jaipur, Rajasthan, Om Shanti Sharma is on a sit-in since September 8.

She has clarified that her mental condition is perfectly fine. Shanti just wants to serve PM Modi had has stated that he is alone and has a lot of work to do.

"I was married earlier but the relation didn't last long. I am alone since past many years. I refused a lot of marriage proposals and now I am here to marry Narendra Modi," Shanti said sitting in a tiny shed at a corner at the Jantar Mantar.


Asked about why she wants to marry the Prime Minister and why she is on a sit-in, she said, "I know people will not allow me to meet him. But I also know that he needs help. He is alone like me."

"When people here about this, they often laugh at me. I want to tell them that I just don't want to marry Modi ji because I have thing for him, it is also because I respect him. In our culture, it has been taught since childhood to respect elders and help them in their work. I want to do my bit and help," Shanti said.


Shanti has a 20-year-old daughter from her first marriage back. She is not worried about her future as she claims she has a lot of land and money.

"I have a lot of land back in Jaipur. I have planned to sell some of them and buy some gifts for Modi. I will remain on a sit-in till the time Modi ji comes to meet me," she said.


Sharma is using the public toilet at Jantar Mantar and eating at gurudwaras and temples to continue her sit-in to marry Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She says she is worried about National Green Tribunal's order to shift the protest spot from Jantar Mantar to some other place. "I don't know what will I do if the government removes me from here. It has been a month and this place is good and hospitable for me," she said.

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