It’s been a little while, since Parliamentary elections are over. I moved around different wards in my Constituency in the early hours of this morning. It was at Rajajinagar 4th block, we all assembled together and kick started our drive on two wheelers. I met citizens at hotels, bus stops and many other public places. A pleasant surprise was evident on their faces with the kind of reception I got from them.. They were wondered at the sight of seeing a minister on two wheelers, although I myself am unfazed by the diplomacy of power. I want to remain so, anytime.
It was a 4 hour sagacious journey through my area. I inspected the ongoing works, spoke to the residents, sought their opinions, and heard their grievances.
This live contact indeed acts as a tonic and energizes any public representative. The general image of a political leader is of a person who visits the area and meets the voters once in every five years.. i.e. the election time. We the politicians need to work overtime to break the image “built” over years and disprove the theory that “a politician shakes your hands before elections and shakes your confidence after elections!”
My friends ie., my fellow workers in the Party who accompanied me in this two wheeler drive were immensely happy with my company and wants me to make it a fortnightly affair! In fact, it’s always my deep rooted desire to come back to you time and again!