One of the Aam Aadmi Party’s four winners, Dr Dharamvira Gandhi has scripted history by ending the winning spree of Congress’ Preneet Kaur in Patiala.
How do you see your performance?
Mine is a victory of the people and a suitable reply to misrule of central and state governments which exploited the aam aadmi for years. Though our party failed to do well at the national level, Punjabis are quite different; they take to new things very quickly and then take matters to logical conclusions.
What worked for you?
People are fed-up of scams and mafia rule. Earlier, people had no choice but our party gave people a chance to change the system. Though we were hopeful, we wondered if people would actually vote for us despite intensive campaigning. A strong undercurrent was there but it was difficult to assess.
How will you work?
I have clear plans; I will fight for the people more outside Parliament than just being inside. I will give the central government eight months to solve major problems, like the Ghaggar flooding, or we will hold protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. As for the party, though we have just four MPs, we will act as a strong opposition.