'Not much to promise to upper middle class voters'

'Not much to promise to upper middle class voters'

Aditya, 27, who will fight the elections for the first time on a Bahujan Samaj Party ticket wants to be a leader of the poor and the youth. He has joined his family business and wants to bring reforms among the poverty-stricken.

His concern is not the upper middle class, the candidate who will fight the Greater Kailash seat says in an interview with Ritwika
Mitra. Excerpts:

As a youth leader how closely can you connect with the BSP ideology? Was fighting the polls a personal decision?

I joined the BSP around two years back and have been trying to understand the party closely. Fighting the election was my choice, yes. But I am glad my parents and siblings have backed me on this and are also helping me out in campaigning.

You are a young candidate. How are you connecting with the youth and what are your promises to them?

I have visited all the colleges in my constituency and met students who will vote this time. I think I have easily connected with them. But connecting is not just enough.

If elected, I want to improve the quality of education for students and want to ensure that the standard of education across private and government schools is the same.

Which segment of voters are you targeting to bag votes?

My concern is people from the lower-middle class background. The upper-middle class is not my concern as they more or less have a stable life.

I am campaigning in the areas of the constituency which have people from the lower economic background. Their living conditions are poor. If elected, I want to give them better living standard.

Yours is a constituency which has voters from across economic backgrounds. Don’t you think you will eliminate a significant vote share by not striking a chord with them?

There is not much to promise to the upper-middle class voters. I plan to install CCTV cameras in all areas if voted to power. This will solve problems of the people across economic background.

Greater Kailash is likely to see a triangular contest among the BJP, Congress and AAP. Do you think your candidature can dent the vote share of these parties?

 It is tough to answer this at this stage. Most importantly, I believe BSP will make a mark in Delhi this time.

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