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An interview with Independent Lok Sabha candidate Ruby Yadav from South Delhi constituency
Mrs. India Queen, Ruby Yadav, who switched from world of glamour to politics, is contesting Lok Sabha elections from South Delhi parliamentary constituency as an independent candidate. In a conversation with us while showing her concern toward women safety she said, "If we try, we can make everything possible." Here are excerpts from the interview.

Q: You were Mrs. India Queen in 2013, as we have found out from your campaign posters. It sounds interesting. Tell us something more about this?

Ruby YadavRuby Yadav (RY): Mrs. India Queen 2013 was a beauty pageant, where in women from across the globe participated. The finale took place in Gurgaon, where women from South Korea and Hong Kong were also short-listed. At Mrs. India 2013 women were judged on the basis of their beauty, talent and knowledge.

Q: You don't have any political background and earlier you have said that your glamorous image will help you in getting votes. Why you think so? 

RY: Politics is something I did not get in legacy, however, with constant reading and observation and still pursuing the same I understood politics, which is for me, is welfare of society and people. Glamour for me is not only beauty surrounded by 10 eyes. Glamour for me is face synchronized with sacred thoughts and this is what people look forward for. It's your face and your thoughts that would bring in faith of people.

Q: A switch from Mrs. India to becoming an independent Lok Sabha candidate. Tell us more about your journey.  

RY:  I would not call it a switch. I would call it destiny because in my List to Accomplish I had to be Lok Sabha member first than to be a beauty queen, however, I took what came first to me and I am going with the flow while taking what is coming to me and giving my best I can do to make it better rather than rushing to achieve things. 

Q: TMC has offered you ticket but you opted out. According to a senior politician of TMC you opted out because they denied to give you ticket from South Delhi constituency. Is it true and if it is not, then what is the main reason? 

RY: Being honest I said what had happened, however, I believe India is democratic country where people especially political parties do and say whatever they wish to.  

Q: You were associated with Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement. Did you ask Anna for his support to you? If yes, what was his response? If no, then why?

RY: I am true follower of Anna Hazare Ji. It's just that my approach would be slightly different, however, so far I did not ask for Anna Ji's help because I believe in worshipping my Guru and his thoughts. Asking for his help would again get my guru Anna Ji in to politics which I don't want to do.

Q: What are the key issues in South Delhi constituency that you aim to resolve, if you win the elections? 

RY: The issues are many. In priority is shortage of water, electricity, registration of old colonies; all this issues are to be sorted with collective effort of MP with the Government and I would do the same. With regards to safety of women I would setup one stop shop to resolve all their problems.

Q: Suppose you win the elections, then which way you can go to... NDA or UPA? Or you will not support anyone. 

RY: My main aim is to win the election and work for the society I would call for suggestions from the people of my constituency, however, if my thoughts are concern I would want to work independently without falling in to purview of any political party.

Q: Being women you're much aware about the problems women are facing in society. So if you win from your constituency what steps you'll take for the security of women?  

RY: As suggested by Ms. Usha Mehra and I had also said earlier that I would set up an one stop shop for women where all their problems, be it of  domestic violence, sexual harassment, difficulty in filing an FIR, would be solved.  I will raise demand that for those women who are working post 5 pm in their offices, should be given free drop facility from office to homes on mandatory basis to ensure their safety.

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