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Assembly Elections' results in neighbouring states: Leaders in Gurgaon speak up
Results of the Assembly Elections in the four states namely Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, where the Congress party suffered a stunning defeat, sends a strong message to the political lobby across the country - Work or Perish.

Be a Member of Parliament or a Municipal Corporation's Councilor or a RWA head - when you are elected by a group of people for a particular position, there are expectations riding on your shoulders. I talked to various people elected leaders of Gurgaon to know their point of view after the election results are out in the two adjoining states - Delhi and Rajasthan.

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Rama Rani Rathee, Elected Member of Ward No. - 34 , MCG

Rama Rani Rathee“After the declaration of the Delhi and Rajasthan polls' result, it's clear that power lies in the hands of common man. People can make or break the system. Corruption is something which people won't bear now and they are willing to step out and eradicate it completely. In a nutshell, common man is the real hero today. According to me, if AAP would have been introduced 2- 3 years ago, it would have swept all the votes and could have the opportunity to come in power. If I talk about the Congress, downfall would be the most appropriate synonym to describe the national party and I can assure you Congress won't be able to make a comeback in Delhi.”

She further added, “ People are becoming aware of the system. You cannot fool people by building flyovers and plush shopping malls. The need of the hour is an overall development and the elimination of corruption and poverty line is what people seek for. A large voter turnout is what every state needs and it makes me sad but this is what we miss in Gurgaon. The election commission authorities are not really active which ultimately leads to a poor turnout in Gurgaon elections.”

R.S. Rathee, Elected President of Gurgaon Citizen Council

RS Rathee“Common man has finally proved what they are capable of and this is just the beginning, we all have been waiting for. I am really impressed with the large voter turnout in both the states. It simply proves that people were looking for a change and they voted for those candidates whom they thought were capable enough to bring in a change. People have kicked out Congress in Delhi and Rajasthan, however, every state has a different trend.

I would also like to add that National Parties should take the people needs and demands in consideration. They should never take the consistency into spotlight. Gurgaon has undoubtedly learned a lesson or two from the Delhi and Rajasthan polls. Its only sheer dedication and hard work which can save any National Party today.”

Nisha Singh, Elected Member of Ward No. - 30, MCG

Nisha Singh“This is historic and unbelievable at the same time. The opposition parties were certainly anxious although they must have never thought in their dreams that AAP would score high. Firstly, Congress has always let down people therefore, I feel it was time for the party to say “Goodbye” to the masses. Secondly, the percentage of voters who stepped out in Delhi and Rajasthan is pretty impressive. Gurgaon will also be facing the heat of elections very soon, and it's very unfortunate that the election authorities are not doing anything to encourage voters to come out and elect their leader.”

“If I dig out the reports, Gurgaon has a mere 43% of voters registered with the concerned authorities , out of which only the lower class comes out in the sun to vote. The middle class and the upper middle class are least bothered about the elections. It's a typical “chicken and egg” situation where neither the authorities care, nor does the people. This is a very tricky situation and Gurgaon needs to get out of this mess as early as possible. Honestly, the Gurgaon authorities are doing a pathetic job. We desperately need a movement like AAP in Gurgaon.”

Mangat Ram Bagri, Elected Councilor of MCG

Mangat Ram Bagri“In my opinion, Congress Party lost the battle because of their wrong deeds and with this loss, they have stepped into their bad phase. The polling which Delhi and Rajasthan has witnessed is an exemplar in the voting history and it should certainly excite and influence people in other states.

When it comes to Gurgaon, I am aware that we never got such response from the common masses as the number of registered people is very low. I hope it changes very soon. The city certainly needs to sail in a different direction. I personally feel, Gurgaon election authorities are lethargic and they need to change their attitude at the earliest.”

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