Vote for Spiderman: Indian politician scales buildings as superhero in bid for voters (w/ video, photos)

Published: April 9, 2014


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Gaurav Sharma, locally known as Indian Spiderman who is contesting as an independent candidate in the upcoming parliamentary elections greets people during his campaign in Mumbai, India, Thursday, April 3, 2014. AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade

VANCOUVER DESI

“The Indian Spiderman” is scaling Mumbai buildings in his campaign for voters in the country’s ongoing general elections.

A former martial arts trainer for Mumbai police, Gaurav Sharma – also nicknamed “the Indian Spiderman” – is running as an independent candidate for the South Mumbai constituency, according to Yahoo India. Instead of campaigning door-to-door, the 32-year-old  has been spotted throughout the city in his superhero costume scaling buildings or hanging from windows to ask people for their votes.

According to Yahoo India, Sharma hopes voters will think of him as a neighbourhood superhero who can solve the city’s problems.


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