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India's 'Spiderman' in election bid

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 00:36

Apr. 23 - An independent election candidate known as India's Spiderman takes his campaign to new heights as he scales tall buildings. Paul Chapman reports.

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PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 Gaurav Sharma's taking his parliamentary election campaign to new heights. The man known as India's Spiderman is standing as an independent candidate in the polls. This is his way of taking his political ambitions to a new level. (SOUNDBITE)(English) INDEPENDENT ELECTION CANDIDATE GAURAV SHARMA SAYING: "When I climb buildings it is more of me climbing (the) building and motivating the youth, motivating the people that you can overcome your barriers, problems and issues of your life." When he's not dangling from high-level balconies Sharma is a martial arts trainer and fitness consultant. He'll find out if his antics pay off on Tuesday when voters in Mumbai head to the polls.

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India's 'Spiderman' in election bid

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 00:36