Candidates are leaving no stone unturned at ensuring their success at the upcoming municipal elections. While some are engaged in garnering maximum support, others are resorting to innovative methods of reaching out to the masses.
Satish Upadhyay, a BJP candidate from Malviya Nagar, has proposed an altogether new concept of setting up a councillor's post office. The proposal promises setting up of letter boxes in various areas of the ward wherein residents would be able to post their complaints, suggestions or grievances.
"The posts would be collected and the councillor will try to sort out the problems at the earliest. In addition, I have proposed pre-printed post cards identifying the various problems faced by residents and all that a complainant would have to do is to tick the problem, put his name and phone number and the complaint would be taken care of," Upadhyay assured.
At present, while residents and Resident Welfare Associations have to visit the councillor's office to have their problems heard, this proposal has been welcomed by the voters as a refreshing change.
While meeting the residents of Shivalik and Sarvodaya Enclave to garner support, Upadhyay encouraged people to come up with more ideas, which he promised to implement if he wins the elections.
He said being a political science graduate, he is not only aware of the system but also knows how to deal with it.
The people, however, wanted a deeper picture of his agenda through his manifesto, which is to be released on Sunday.