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Janardan Swami and Chitraguda.
by Ahi Sen on Apr 17, 2009 05:01 AM   Permalink | Hide replies

Many years back,when I was working at Bhubaneswar a man from a remote are of Ganjam District used to talk about the backwardness of his native place where poor people did not know what rice or wheat was. He became MLA as an independent candidate. After few years I had a chance meeting with his on the way from Railway station to Assembly House. I asked him whether he could make any difference in the living condition of those poor people of his consttuency or not. He avoided to give direct reply to my question. I again asked him that I have not seen any single report in the news papers mentioning his name and whether he was raising the issues of his constituency or not. Ultimately he replied that he was maintaining total silence in the house to gain confidence of the ruling party and once that is earned he would speak on the problems of his constituency. I hope Janardan Swamy will not become another example of my friend in Orissa.

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  Re: Janardan Swami and Chitraguda.
by kafir chronicles on Apr 17, 2009 05:32 AM   Permalink
Problem with India is, if you try to do something for the betterment of the underprivileged, you will always face opposition from some vested interest who will do his/her best to throw the spanner into your work. I know a rickshaw puller in a VERY remote village of Orissa planted 500 mango trees and it changed the fortunes of that tiny hamlet. He was given an award by the government. The power to bring CHANGE has to come from within. The final call is OURS. Politicians can only do this much with the limited resources. The problem with us Indians is we always blame the politicians and escape the buck. We talk about pathetic traffic, when half the road is occupied by unauthorized parking. You cannot walk on the footpath because people park their two wheelers or shopkeepers dump half their wares on the sidewalk. We litter garbage and blame the politicians for filthy neighborhoods. We make the country. They form the government. We have to work together to take this country ahead. The responsibility of India's development is as much as the people as it is of the ruling government. Political parties have to come together. Congress really has to shed its dynastic and divisive politics and do something for the betterment of this country. Someone needs to finish off UP style politics in India if this country has to progress.

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