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What’s the secret of Deepak Paygude's energy?

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 - 10:20am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: dna

For a 43-year-old, MNS candidate for Pune Deepak Paygude’s teen-like enthusiasm will leave you surprised. dna correspondent Anurag Bende and lensman Snehil Sakhare accompany him during his campaigning on Monday
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After waking up at 5.30 am, he starts getting busy on his breakfast table, when he calls his party workers giving them instructions. Paygude makes it a point to read every newspaper to keep himself updated about the political developments

Faith in almighty

His faith in the almighty is immense. His residence is surrounded by a number of temples including a Jain temple, Maruti temple and Ganesh temple. He makes it a point to take blessings from each of these places. He also visit the Dargah situated in Kashewadi slum

Noble self

At various chowks, MNS supporters were seen welcoming him with crackers and offering him garlands and Puneri Pagdi. The striking feature was that he gave the offerings back to them

from buidings...

During his campaign in Pune Cantonment constituency, he had to reach out to voters right from slums to the middle class dominated societies. Paygude visited people on Shankarsheth Road and Anand Park Society

...to slums

He also made it a point to campaign in the slums in Bhavani Peth including Kashewadi slum which is considered to be a strong hold of Congress

a sporting act

After completing his rally, when he was on his way back home at 2.30 pm, Paygude came across the rally of BJP candidate Anil Shirole. He asked his driver to slow down as he the BJP supporters to pass from the chowk. He showed his sporty self when he shook hands with the BJP supporters. He also advised them to drive safely



It is a tough task to campaign in this hot summer, especially during the afternoon. After a six-hour long exhausting day, he came back home. However, his day does not end here. After an hour’s break, he would be heading to Shivajinagar to continue his campaining. No doubt the pre-poll time is the toughest time for the politicians

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