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Know your candidate: Dr Mahesh Sharma

india Updated: Apr 29, 2009 01:14 IST

What are the main issues?

Land compensation and lack of development in rural areas, lack of basic civic amenities, rising crime and corruption are the main issues. Snatchings, burglaries, robberies are taking place even near DM and SSP camp offices. Industries have closed due to erratic power supply.

The Noida Authority is doing a good job. So why should residents vote for you?

Bureaucrats are not accountable to the public. MPs and MLAs have public support and are accountable. Various scams in authorities are taking place due to the lack of accountability. I will get an MP and MLA in the Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway Authorities to make them more transparent and to stamp out corruption.

There is huge disparity between the urban and rural areas?

Rural areas will be developed on a par with urban areas. Interaction of urban and rural youth will be organized to avoid clashes.

What about the land acquisition issue?

Land compensation would be decided in consultation with farmers and at a mutually agreed price. I will try amendments in the Land Compensation Act so that farmers get the right to sell their land directly.

Why should people vote for you?

I am the only candidate who has a residence and workplace in Noida.