Young turks want to make a difference

Young turks want to make a difference


Young turks want to make a difference

Neethu Ganesh

At 5’ 7’’, Neethu Ganesh may not tower over her much taller former cricketer husband Dodda Ganesh. However, she certainly is inching higher in politics. The 34-year-old JD(S) candidate will be contesting the BBMP elections from the HMT Layout (Ward no 38).  
A resident of Peenya, Neethu will begin her door-to-door campaigning on Friday to woo the 30,000 odd residents.

“In the ward that I am representing there is no government hospital, parks and playgrounds. Acute water shortage plagues one portion of Peenya. If elected, I’ll be according top priority to resolving drinking water problem. Efforts will be directed towards creation of park for senior citizens and children. In order to ensure safety in the area the police will be told to undertake late night rounds,” said Neethu Ganesh.
Neethu feels that being the wife of a popular former cricketer would prove advantageous in campaigning.

" I am confident of contesting in the elections because of my husband’s support,” she said. She has been a home maker and has two daughters aged six and three years old.
A native of Kodagu and a mother of two children Neethu feels that she would be able to perform her duties unhindered, as her parents-in-law will be taking care of the children. A Class 12 pass out and a novice in politics Neethu is determined to make a difference in the lives of the people, if given a chance.

Surya MukundrajIndependent candidate
Straight from the plot of the Hindi blockbuster, ‘Yuva,’ where the young turks decide to enter the realm of politics in West Bengal, it is now the turn of 21-year old Surya Mukundraj. He is representing Nagarvhavi ward as an independent candidate and is the son of a litterateur, L A Mukundraj.

“I was part of the JD(S) students’ wing. I decided to fight as an independent candidate as it is not easy to secure a ticket from a political party at a young age,” said Surya Mukundraj.

A fourth year student at the University Law College Surya has been active in student politics since his college days. With prominent names from various walks of life contesting from Nagarbhavi ward, including the noted film director Nagathihalli Chandrashekar, Surya has unravelled his agenda for the development of Nagarbhavi.

Traffic congestion is dense in Nagarbhavi due to its proximity to Kengeri. People from nearby underdeveloped areas like Hoysalanagar do not have title deeds. Thus, securing them the title deeds will also feature on my agenda,” he said.