All-out bid to woo voters
IT?S ELECTION time and they (seasonal leaders) have come out of their houses to help the ?disenchanted voters? in their localities. These leaders with this expression ?Chacha pranam, koi kaam ho to bataiye ga?, are ready to solve the problems of residents.india Updated: Oct 02, 2006 00:57 IST
IT’S ELECTION time and they (seasonal leaders) have come out of their houses to help the ‘disenchanted voters’ in their localities. These leaders with this expression ‘Chacha pranam, koi kaam ho to bataiye ga’, are ready to solve the problems of residents.
The reason: Most of them are once again trying their luck in the corporator’s elections, which generally decides the future of a candidate on his relationship with the local residents and their availability at the time of civic problems.
Such is their eagerness to garner support that they are ready to ensure solution to the problems of the residents be it drainage cleaning, getting a ration card or anything at the local level. But make no mistake, these leaders know well that no political party would put its stake on them and thus they are trying to strengthen their faded relationships. One of the residents said that this year so many politicians came out only after the cloud of uncertainty on the local bodies elections were blown over.
Rajkishore Tiwari, a bank employee and a resident of Juhi area said that due to choking of drain near his house problem of waterlogging had been persisting for the last several months.
On Friday morning, a leader came to him and after wishing ‘Chacha paon laagey’, said arrangement of safai staff have been made, the drain would be cleaned today itself. To his surprise when he returned in the evening, the choked drain had already been cleaned.
Similarly, Krishna Kumar Gupta of Naughar was facing LPG cylinders crisis. When problem came to the notice of a politician, cylinder was made available to Gupta. But, these politicians never forget to remind the voters that ‘Chacha’ they are also jumping in the fray this time, takecare.