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‘Politics is a bigger platform to serve people’

Education-entrepreneur and social activist Achyuta Samanta is the BJD candidate for Kandhmal parliamentary constituency. These days he's busy campaigning in the tribal-dominated constituency and seems slightly confident of successful the election, finds out Minati Singha
n Why did you decide to contest election?

For the last 27 years I've been working for the folk and now I need to do the similar in a bigger means. I am grateful to chief minister Naveen Patnaik for giving me this opportunity.

n Do you suppose joining politics is important for carrying out social service?

I've by no means been in politics however had been actively concerned with social service. But sure, politics offers you higher opportunity and a bigger platform to serve the general public.

n Some local party contributors opposed your candidature for being an interloper. How did you manage to win them over?

It was once nothing as just a handful of people were dissatisfied to begin with. But now they are all happy. I get complete strengthen from the folk of Kandhamal and I am slightly confident that this love and strengthen will convert into votes.

n What are the primary problems affecting your constituency?

There are a number of problems however I find the foremost drawback is poverty and unemployment.

n What are your plans for the improvement of Kandhamal?

My goal is overall building of the constituency and providing fundamental facilities like schooling and health and take in steps for growing employment alternatives. The constituency has enough tourism potential which is but to be explored totally.

n Your establishment, KISS, is providing loose schooling to thousands of tribal youngsters from the state, together with Kandhamal. Do you suppose it is going to assist you to in getting votes?

No doubt the appeal of Naveen Patnaik is slightly high around the state. People have complete religion in our CM, his schemes and me and their building is our most sensible priority. Through Mission Shakti, women of the realm have received so much and feature develop into self-sufficient. Tribal youngsters from across Odisha are learning in KISS however not many from Kandhamal, so it’s not that parents of those children will vote for me.

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