Indian origin teenager to contest Finnish polls

Helsinki, Nov 1 (IANS) Alisha Hasan, 18, is quite unlike other teenagers in Finland, not because she was born in India and is a member of the small Indian community here. She will be one of the youngest candidates contesting Finland’s parliamentary polls next year.

‘I will be contesting polls from Helsinki. I am hopeful of being backed by one of the prominent political parties. I think I can win if I can get a good campaign manager,’ Hasan told a visiting IANS correspondent. ‘I am trying to raise funds needed to contest the polls, and the response so far has been quite encouraging. I have already started my campaign,’ she added. Incidentally, politics is not the only passion this teenager has. ‘I am already a film director. Last year I directed a Finnish film.

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