‘I have always given respect as well as support to my voters’
Avtar Bhadana, the MP from Faridabad, says that more than anything else, it is the trust and confidence of the people which he has been able to win. "This is incomparable. I have delivered whatever I had promised," he says.chandigarh Updated: Feb 19, 2014 23:44 IST
What do you see as the high points of your five-year term?
More than anything else, it is the trust and confidence of the people which I have been able to win. This is incomparable. I have delivered whatever I had promised. Augmentation of several arterial roads, Metro rail, construction of the Badarpur flyover and getting the Prime Minister’s relief fund for medical treatment of the poor are some of the achievements I can feel proud of. I must be one of the MPs who have spent his MPLAD funds to the maximum and often pitched in with own resources to help development works get completed.
What’s that you had wished to do as MP but couldn’t?
Palwal assembly segment in my Lok Sabha constituency has suffered due to political reasons. I have a lot of things in my mind for developing Palwal but could not execute those plans. There are certain politicians, whom I would not like to name, whose narrow-minded approach has hindered development in Palwal.
Would you like to contest again, and why should the people re-elect you?
Certainly. I will contest from Faridabad till I am alive. Development in my constituency is for all to see. I have always given due respect, help and support to my voters. Main logon ke dukh dard mein hamesha saath rahan hoon. Among my constituents, there are certain very important sections such as lawyers, teachers, doctors and journalists. I have always taken up their cause – be it the regularisation of guest teachers or grant of legitimacy to RMP (registered medical practitioners) doctors.
How has been your experience in Parliament that witnessed highest-ever number of disruptions and wasted hours?
It is a very sad commentary. Parliament could not function smoothly in this term. Many important issues of public concern could not be properly addressed. Such disruptions are not in national interest. Public representatives need to pay more attention to their conduct. After all, what message does it send to the people who elect them?