Bidhuri banks on development, woos unplanned colonies

 Ramesh Bidhuri, Bharatiya Janata Party’s candidate from South Dellhi constituency, is a man in a hurry to reach the finishing line in his race for entering the Lok Sabha.


Banking upon the good work done in his own Tughlakabad Assembly constituency, this legislator, who is a law graduate, is aiming to hard sell his development model to the over 16 lakh voters.

“My work speaks for itself,” said the 53-year-old three-time legislator, who runs stone crushers in Haryana to earn a living.

“I am also going to fight for ensuring that Haryana allocates the promised quota of water for meeting the requirements of the city and the constituency,” he said.
Bidhuri also has his eyes fixed on development in his constituency’s unauthorised colonies which number over 200.

“A large number of voters live in unplanned colonies where water and power shortage is the biggest problem,” he said, promising to fight for improving the quality of life of people.

Issue of water

The water supply through borewells and tankers needs to be regulated and supplemented, he said, underlining that providing sewer facility and augmenting transport facilities would also be his priority.

The constituency is home to over 30 lakh people but there is lack of hospitals and colleges for students in the area. “I am going to focus on these issues apart from generating job opportunities for rural people,” he said.

His second attempt

This will be his second go at winning the South Delhi Lok Sabha seat. He lost the last battle in 2009 but now claims to have learnt from the experience.

“Last time, there was a wave in favour of the Congress. This time, it is the Narendra Modi magic which would help me romp home,” he said.

Corruption, inflation and insecurity of women due to the policies of the Congress will cost the ruling party dear in these elections, he said.

The BJP leader said the Aam Aadmi Party may not be able to pull off a surprise win.
“The Aam Aadmi Party won the Delhi Assembly election on a wave which has now subsided. The Aam Aadmi Party has been exposed as the
‘B-team’ of the Congress,” he said.

The Aam Aadmi Party has fielded retired colonel Devender Sehrawat as its candidate from the constituency.
The sitting Member of Parliament  from the area is Ramesh Kumar of the Congress.
The Congress is yet to announce its candidate for the election on April 10.

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