"India is now witnessing the second struggle for independence. This time it is independence from corruption, unemployment, communalism and dynasty politics," said V Balakrishnan, the AAP candidate from Bangalore Central.
He was addressing the media present at his rally in Gandhinagar. "Civic issues like water supply shortage, irregular garbage clearance from the markets and localities, defunct street lights, bad roads and traffic congestion continue to plague the residents. The good news for the locals is that all these problems can be effectively resolved by implementing AAP's 'Swaraj Model'. It will give people the power to make significant contributions towards development of their city. AAP's Swaraj Model' will bring in the required transparency and ensure that funds reach the masses and not in the pockets of a politician," he added.
Bala was campaigning in the Subhas Nagar and Okhlipuram wards, interacting with supporters and well wishers. When asked by a journalist on how he plans to develop his constituency, He promptly replied, "Each MP gets to the tune of Rs5 crore per year under the MPLADS scheme for undertaking civic developmental initiatives in their constituency. Historically, decisions affecting the common man are taken by a few select leaders of the ruling party. I will ensure that the MPLADS fund is utilised to address the basic needs of the people in my constituency in a more transparent manner, with the involvement of the people."
When asked about his strategy for these elections, he replied "We are here to change the way politics has been done till now, and the aam aadmi is with us in this struggle," he said.
Bala also visited the slum areas of Hanumanthpura and Nagendra Garden, where he spoke to the people and took stock of their problems.