What do you see as the high points of your five-year term?
Madan Lal Sharma: The high points are major development activities. A number of tourism projects were sanctioned. Tourism development authorities at all major tourist spots were created, including in Poonch and Rajouri districts. Many bridges, some even costing about Rs 30 crore, were either got sanctioned or constructed. Huge construction and electrification activities took place under the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana and Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyut Yojana.
What is the one thing you wished to do but couldn’t? And why?
I don’t think there is any such thing. I am connected to the people. They have faith in me and I don’t leave their works unattended.
Would you like to contest again? Why should people re-elect you?
I am a soldier of the party and will respect its decision. If the party wants to bring in a new face, I will not object to it as I have already served the people for two terms. But if am asked to contest again, I am sure I will get re-elected as voters know that I represent them and Jammu in Parliament.
How has been your experience in Parliament?
Politics has become too personalised. The disruptions are a major cause of concern and all MPs must introspect about it.