Battle won, real test begins now
A day after elections of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon, residents expressed their likes and dislikes about the elected representatives.delhi Updated: May 17, 2011 00:38 IST
A day after elections of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon, residents expressed their likes and dislikes about the elected representatives.
Many of them are apprehensive whether the councillors would live up to the expectations and deliver on their promises.
Residents of Sushant Lok 2, Sector 14 and Sector 56 are confident about their councillors while those living in posh colonies like DLF Phase 1 and Phase 2 are disappointed.
“Anoop Singh (ward 17) is a very dynamic and supportive person. He has helped a lot of people in the sector earlier as well. Majority of the people in the sector are very happy about their representative and no doubt we have a lot of expectations from him. We hope he can live up to them,” said Amit Singhal, a resident of Sector 14.
Ravi Wahi of Palam Vihar is also happy with Parminder Kataria who won from ward 6.
“He (Kataria) is young and full of energy. The best part about him was that he started canvassing three months ago unlike those who started campaigning after their nominations were accepted.”
On the other hand, residents of DLF Phase 1 and 2 are disappointed with Rama Rani Rathee.
“I was disappointed and wanted Amandeep Singh to be elected as she has worked for the welfare of residents earlier. RS Rathee (Rama’s husband and president of Gurgaon Citizen’s Council) has been in this area for a very long time but we have not seen any substantial work from him. We are hoping his wife can do some development,” said Vivek Luthra of DLF Phase 1.
Geeta Singh of Phase 2 has a similar opinion and wanted Kailash Devi as their representative. “She has been working very hard for our area but we can only hope for the best now.”
Raghbir Singh, a resident of ward 32, said: “All powerful candidates have lost but whosoever have been selected are also good.”