Jamshedpur: With the election heat rising on the political thermometer, every candidate in fray for Lok Sabha polls is desperate to go all out to secure his win. There are only few who are not as anxious to take the test of their political career at all. After all, good students do not have to worry during examination time.
Former IPS officer and sitting MP of Jamshedpur Dr Ajay Kumar makes for one such candidate who is poised to take the second Parliamentary election of his career in his stride.
Asked how worried he is for the elections and his prospects as a winning candidate, the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha leader said, “I have tried to do as much I could do for the development of my constituency. Many development projects were started in rural and urban areas of Jamshedpur.
Around nine to 10 big ponds were constructed in Bagbera, Dhalbhumgarh, Chakulia, Ghatsila, Mosabani and other blocks in the last two and a half years. Solar lights were installed wherever they were needed. Roads and drains were constructed. Apart from that efforts were put in by me and party volunteers and supporters to solve civic problems in whatever manner possible. Now it is the time for the people to judge and elect the right candidate.”
Dr Ajay, who is busy campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls slated to be held on 17th April, said he had tried to balance his presence and work in rural and urban areas. Both rural and urban parts of East Singhbhum saw rapid development work in the last couple of years, he said.
Asked about his plans for Jamshedpur, Dr Ajay said, “I have set a target of constructing 100 ponds in the constituency if I am elected. We have done some of the work with the help of NGOs at several places. More solar lights will be installed and much more development will be visible.”
Seemingly unfazed by the intensive nationwide campaigning by Bharatiya Janata Party for its Prime-ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the JVM leader said the voters should be left to decide as to who is the best man for the job.
“The voters should make it a point to exercise their voting right with caution and make sure that they vote in the right candidate. If there is any candidate better than me, they should not hesitate to vote for him and secure bright future of the constituency. The vote should be valued and cast without fail,” Dr Ajay said.
Concerned about spurt in crime in steel city, the former IPS officer, said, “The law and order situation is worrying. I had held a meeting with the DC and SSP of Jamshedpur and advised them long back to install CCTVs across the city to check crime. Both the administration and the government need to take the problem seriously. Strict patrolling, sincere policing and strategic anti-crime checking can control the crime rate in the city.”
The JVM leader further pointed out traffic, basic civic amenities, education, health, road, railway passenger facilities and law and order as some of the problems that need immediate attention and cure by whoever is elected as the MP of Jamshedpur.
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