What’s Sidhu carried out? Amritsar East seems like village: Jagmohan Singh Raju | Amritsar Information

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AMRITSAR: Former IAS officer Jagmohan Singh Raju, who spent 35 years of his service in Tamil Nadu, is now the BJP candidate from Amritsar East meeting constituency. He’s set to make his electoral debut towards two heavyweights – Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Navjot Singh Sidhu and former Akali minister Bikram Singh Majithia. He believes his power lies in his previous expertise and accessibility to BJP’s central authorities.
Raju, Tamil Nadu’s former further chief secretary who hails from Hoshiarpur district, believes his expertise as a bureaucrat will assist make Amritsar one of many high cities of India. TOI quizzed Raju about his strengths, political imaginative and prescient, and technique to tackle political heavyweights like Sidhu and Majithia.
You might be known as a parachute candidate having zilch reference to Amritsar. What do it’s a must to say?
I could also be new to the constituency, however BJP is an previous get together and Amritsar is a stronghold of BJP. As we speak, Amritsar is searching for a clear, gifted and environment friendly consultant who can work for the town and needs to be on the precise aspect of the legislation, and never the one who is needed by the legislation. Folks right here don’t need an individual who they need to be ashamed to say is their MLA, or on bail and even an entertainer.
Sidhu is a recognized face right here. He has been representing the town for a decade and a half. Majithia who can also be a well-known title in Punjab polity. How will you compete towards them?
Little question Navjot Singh Sidhu has been representing the town for 15 years, together with 10 years as an MP. Within the 5 years as an MLA, he he had been a minister for 3 years and in addition held the cost of native our bodies. Nonetheless, take a look at Amritsar on the parameters of Sustainable Growth Objectives: the town figures among the many poorest within the nation, whether or not it’s sanitation, well being, financial actions or infrastructure. Amritsar seems like a village. This has occurred when the town is being represented by folks with so-called clout. I understand how to develop a metropolis. About Majithia, I might say do not put Amritsar to disgrace as a result of Amritsar is a sacred metropolis of Sikhs, do not embarrass and humiliate us by saying that an individual who’s on bail for drug peddling is consultant of Amritsar.
What are your strengths and why ought to the folks of Amritsar East vote for you?
These Akali and Congress MLAs cannot even get their passport carried out; they do not have that capability, they haven’t any leverage with Authorities of India and may’t even get Rs 1 from GOI (Authorities of India). I’m BJP’s prime candidate, I’ve been introduced right here by them right here. As much as 2024, the central authorities is accessible to me and I can convey each doable scheme right here if Amritsar offers me a possibility the place my rivals cannot get even one paisa since they don’t have any entry to anybody. For me, it’s the improvement and solely improvement and other people will vote for improvement.
What’s your imaginative and prescient for Amritsar?
Amritsar pind lagda hai, gandia sarka (Amritsar appear like a village, the roads are filthy). We have to remodel the town and convey it on a par with the highest ten cities of the nation. I would not say I’ll make it No. 1, however within the subsequent five-ten years, Amritsar can be within the record of first 5 cities of India. And the way will probably be carried out, I do know – by accessing all doable funds from GOI and in addition from the worldwide, multinational businesses, World Financial institution and IMF. I’ve labored in these organisations. We all know the right way to convey improvement in a metropolis.

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