PCMC POLITICS

Chinchwad constituency should be the role model of development, voice residents

The by-poll elections will be held on February 26 between 7 AM and 6 PM. Voting is that period when one gets to choose a candidate of his or her choice who can bring major transformation in the constituency. Mrunal Jadhav from Pune Pulse spoke to a few residents to understand what their aspirations are from the candidates who are contesting the elections.

Chinchwad: Chinchwad constituency is gearing up for by-poll elections following the unfortunate demise of the Late MLA Laxman Jagtap. While the candidates contesting for the elections are Ashwini Jagtap, Vitthal Nana Kate, and Rahul Kalate, the residents of the constituency have a few demands from the ideal candidate.

The residents of Chinchwad constituency have highlighted their demands from the ideal candidate. The candidate should be approachable and accessible to the citizens, work towards resolving the water issue and other developmental projects, and provide basic amenities to the residents. Corruption should be eliminated from the system, and the infrastructure work should be carried out with a long-term perspective.

Sandip Yewale, a resident of Horizon society, said, “The ideal candidate is one who is available and accessible to the citizens, understands their problems, and gives them ample time to voice their grievances. The candidate should work towards resolving the water issue, which has been pending for the last five years and requires better infrastructure.”

Swarup Naste, a resident of Rhythm society, Wakad said, “Considering the Chinchwad constituency, where 60-70% of the population resides in cooperative societies, the candidate should focus on providing basic amenities to the residents. They should also be available even after the elections and work towards resolving issues such as water scarcity, garbage disposal, and encroachment. Moreover, the candidate should work towards improving the roads and connectivity.”

Tejaswini Dhomse, a resident of Shonest Towers, said, “The ideal candidate should work on issues that the Corporation cannot address. They should raise these issues in the legislative assembly and seek solutions to them. Dhomse further added that the candidate should work towards providing a proper system for illegal hawkers and street vendors, without taking away their income opportunities.”

Ganesh Dhamagunde, a Rose County resident, said, “The ideal candidate should work towards resolving the issues faced by common people. They should be approachable even after the elections and work towards completing developmental projects. As PCMC is becoming a smart city, many projects are pending, and the candidate should focus on completing them.”

Chetan Kappe, a resident of Roseland Residency society in Pimple Saudagar, said, “The elected MLA should be approachable to citizens. Basic amenities such as water, roads, waste management, and other issues should be resolved. The water crisis is a major issue in our area, and we have to rely on water tankers to get sufficient water. This issue needs to be resolved.”

Sachin Desai, a resident of Kunal Icon in Pimple Saudagar, said, “The ideal candidate is someone who will work towards resolving the water issue and developmental work. Water scarcity is a major issue that needs immediate attention.”
Ganesh Kapase of Rahatani, said, “The ideal candidate should not be corrupt and should work towards developmental projects. The corruption should be eliminated from the system to ensure that the projects are executed correctly.”

Abhijit Garad from Wakad said, “We need smart footpaths and work the issues that have already been raised. The infrastructure work carried out in the city should be done with a long-term perspective.”

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