With only eight days to go before the Noida assembly seat, carved out of Dadri, goes to polls for the first time, HT will provide an interface between the candidates of all four important political parties — BJP, BSP, Congress and SP — to voters of the city on Monday.
Mahesh Sharma (BJP), Om Dutt Sharma (BSP), VS Chauhan (Congress) and Sunil Choudhary (SP) will interact with a gathering at HT’s ‘Noida First’ conclave starting at 3.30pm at Army Public School in Noida on Monday.
There is a change in the political atmosphere as candidates of this seat are, for the first time, talking of urban issues. Till the last assembly elections, this township had been part of the Dadri segment, allowing rural voters to choose its MLAs. The new seat comprises urban areas of Noida, some trans-Hindon pockets and Indirapuram areas.
Noida has arrived and deserves world-class infrastructure, a throbbing cultural scene and a voice to call its own. The conclave will discuss important issues and set the agenda for Noida to turn into a world-class city.
Political parties have fielded well-educated and suave candidates. Kailash Hospital CMD Dr Mahesh Sharma, 53, studied at AIIMS. Chauhan, 54, has been active as an office-bearer of the IMA for the last one decade. Om Dutt Sharma, 39, is a Meerut University graduate, while Choudhary, 33, studied in DU.
All are invited to the conclave.