- Resolved to make the entire parliamentary constituency a tourism hub
- Railway facilities got expanded in the area
- Aim to get medical college opened in Singrauli
Aditya Singh, Sidhi, BJP’s young candidate Riri Pathak had registered victory by a margin of over 1.20 lakh in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. She has claimed she should be fielded again to fulfill the incomplete dreams of the people. Chronicle talked with her on various issues:
Q: What is the basis of staking claim again?
A: There is nothing like claimant in the political party for which we work i.e. BJP. Immediately after becoming the MP, I have been working for the development and progress of the area. I’ve tried to bring on ground the schemes of the Central government so that all the people may get the benefit of these schemes. The works and development done by me is before the people.
Q: The claims and promises had been made by you during the last elections. Have they been fulfilled?
A: It is a very important question. In 2014 polls, I had talked about rail, road, education and health. I worked assiduously for fulfilling all the promises from day one. The work on Lalitpur-Singrauli railway line is going on at fast pace.
I am very much hopeful that the work would soon be completed. Two new trains have started operation, which are Singrauli to Bhopal and Singrauli to Delhi. The nine stoppages of trains have been approved in the parliamentary area. Katni-Chopal road is being widened. Major part of work on NH-39 is nearing completion. The Rampur-Gaddi road at cost of Rs 39 crore has been sanctioned.
Q: If the party fields you again then what will be the issues?
A: If I get the blessings of the party and the people again then I would strive for a super specialty hospital for Sidhi, medical college for Singrauli, separate women’s hospitals in Sidhi and Singrauli and big industrial unit for Byohari. Besides I am committed to develop the entire parliamentary area as tourism hub.
Q: What is the position of organization in the constituency? Will you get the cooperation of party workers?
A: The position of the party organization is very strong in the entire constituency. Each and every worker of the constituency is the member of the family. The party’s victory in seven of the eight assembly constituencies in the last assembly polls is the outcome of the hard work of the party workers.
Q: What are your expectations from the present Congress government?
A: I would ask the Congress government to fulfill the promises. But the Congress government is evasive on giving unemployment allowance to the youths. The promise of loan waiver of farmers has proved to be a deception.
Q: How will you reply to the allegations of the opposition and of your own party to weaken your claim?
A: Truth and development have always prevailed over lie and deception. I have the blessing of all the workers and the people.