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Exclusive: Young cop Madan leaves job to pursue transparent politics


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru Feb 14: Former police officer Madan MC who hit the headlines recently for quitting police force to join politics is all set to contest as an independent candidate from Mangaluru South. An MBA graduate hailing from Madikeri, Madan has served six years as sub- inspector in different stations such as Kadri, Bajpe and Bunder.

In an exclusive interview with Walter Nandalike on Daijiworld 24x7 channel's 'Public Challenge' programme, Madan speaks on the changes he wishes to bring by joining politics.


Q: Why did you decide to join the police forces?


A: My father is a farmer and we are a middle class family. After pursuing my graduation, I worked for a year as a farmer and later was taken to Tumakuru by my uncle to pursue MBA.

I was not used to city life and was hesitant as I could not speak fluently in English. Though I had the talent and wanted to utilize it, I was not sure on how to go about. After my MBA, I went to two job interviews but could not clear it due to my English. Around the same time, there was a call for the police sub-inspector’s job. I joined Malnad centre at Bengaluru and completed my course. My first basic training was at Gulbarga and one year training probation at Belgaum. My first posting was at Kadri as sub-inspector in the year 2012.

Q: Who inspired you to join police force?

A: My journey of life was not easy. I have faced many challenges. I always aspired to achieve something and joining the police force was a perfect opportunity. When there was a call for the SI post, my two friends guided me to apply at Malnad Coaching Centre in Bengaluru. I joined the centre and was focused, dedicated, committed to my studies for 12 months which resulted in my selection.

Q: You have served for six years in Mangaluru as sub-inspector at different stations. How was your experience?

A: All know that Mangaluru is a sensitive place and small issues can easily turn into major issues. Mangaluru gained negative fame. People’s mindset plays a major role. We have come to a level that no one wants to change. Talking about the experience, sometimes we have to face a lot of pressure, sometimes there were situations where you need to work against your conscience. I am not blaming the police department but the system works that way. It's not only police department, every department faces the same issue.

Q: You have been in the news in Dakshina Kannada as you held a good post for six years and easily you have resigned to the post without any controversy. Who was your inspiration to join politics by resigning the post?

A: In the year 2016, I was posted as SI of Bunder police station. My colleague constable introduced me to the ideologies of Swami Vivekananda, which inspired me. Frankly speaking, the constable was the one who showed me the way. I started reading about Vivekananda which made me feel relaxed and motivated me. At the end of 2016, I thought why not bring about positive change in the society.

I was watching these politicians who just create problems and no one thinks about stopping or changing it. Whatever I am doing is from the inspiration I got from Swami Vivekananda. In 2016 itself, I thought of involving myself in making the necessary changes. I am the citizen of this country and am living in a system. No one is stopping you in bringing about a positive change. When I am old and look back at my life, I should not feel that I did not do my part.

Q: Your vision is such that will be an inspiration for youth. People have wished to enter into the politics and do something for the country at the same time they think about their career. How your family reacted when you resigned? Have you consulted with your family members?

A: No, for three months I was not in contact with my family. Whenever they call me, I used to avoid them.

Q: 99% of family members do not support if one wants to join politics. You left your secure job, respected post. How did you face your family?

A: I avoided them most of the time. At that moment, no one would encourage me. We have one life and I wanted to achieve something in mine. I want to contribute to our country. Our system is not proper. So why cannot I bring changes in our system?

Q: When you resigned the police force it was big news. When you said that you will join politics there was a rumour that BJP will give you ticket. After resigning which party you are more attracted to?

A: I am not attracted to any party as of now. I have already started working independently.

Q: Politics needs money. Is there any one to support you financially?

A: No one is there to support me financially. It may be difficult. But I feel in Mangaluru one does not need a lot of money. At present, politicians are valued based on money. No one does politics without money. I am entering into politics to bring about a change. My first step should be right. In case if I fail, what should I answer to the public? People like me for two reasons, one that I have not done anything bad to anyone, secondly am here to serve the people. If I became the MLA then it would and should help people of Mangaluru.

Q: You have already decided to contest in the elections, from which constituency you are contesting?

A: Yes, I have decided to contest in the elections from Mangaluru South.

Q: You will be contesting from Mangaluru South. BJP and Congress are the main parties in the district and you are not opting any of these parties. Did you receive any invitations from either of these parties?

A: No, I have not received invitation from any of these parties. I will contest as an independent candidate.

Q: Instead of contesting as an independent candidate, you could set a revolution and join a new party of Anupama Shenoy and even Aravind Kejriwal. These parties have brought a revolution in the politics.

A: I had received calls from other parties. I have clearly told that I am not joining any of the parties and I will contest independently.

Q: Do you think people will say that you are contesting independently to divide votes or because of pressure?

A: Let's wait for the result. Whatever calculation has been made will change. I am already doing the field work, visiting each and every house. Wherever I go for a visit, there has been a positive response from the occupants, even elderly people are blessing me and expecting young leaders like me to step in. In remote areas, it’s hard to convince people but here even aged people get convinced easily so it’s easy here to reach out to people. It is not necessary that people have to vote for BJP or Congress. There was no young leader like me who entered into politics. People are looking for change as they are fed up with the system.

Q: You have opted Mangaluru South Constituency. At present, MLA J R Lobo is receiving heaps of praises from the people for initiating development works. Any reason to opt such a difficult constituency?

A: No, I do not feel so. I don't want to personally comment on J R Lobo. Society means not only developing roads and drainages but ensuring that Mangaluru is on the right path. According to me, Mangaluru should be improved in every angle.

Anyone can do development work. An MLA is not needed for that. Mangaluru is in a situation where government officials are afraid to work. Did anyone speak about it? Not being able to maintain law and order is a failure. Murders are happening and still precautionary measures are not taken. No one seems to be bothered about human life but is just using it for politics. Can people walk freely and without fear after 8 pm?

Law and order issue comes under the state government. Is there any action taken by the state government which is ruling for the past 5 years?

Q: You will be contesting from Mangaluru South so what will be the vision for the next 5 years if you get elected?

A: In several places there are no roads, no connectivity in some residential areas. Even there is drainage problem.

Q: You had said development is not only roads and drainage. So J R Lobo is doing it from the years. Except these development works, what will be your vision?

A: Maintaining law and order is the biggest challenge and steps will be taken to maintain it. If the law and order is maintained then the city will improve. Companies are afraid to come to Mangaluru which hinders employment creation. Tourism is not being developed. People from other areas come to Mangaluru only for education and health care.

Q: In politics mainly you need money and media influence. What plans you have lined up to attract these two mediums?

A: Like other politicians, I am not coming forward by promising anything to the people. If you promise then we have to deliver or else it would be difficult to go forward. I will be committed in ensuring people live in peace and will maintain law and order. I want overall development like creation of employment, developing tourism, upgrading education, restraining crime rates. I want to do development with commitment and give report to the people. I am not blaming police system. Sometimes it's hard for them to work because of politicians and they don't have intention to improve it. Several people are victimised in online cheating cases. What steps have been taken to curb it? If we catch hold of culprits then crime rate will come down. If we leave them then it will increase. Some have learnt to misuse police department. We need to learn to utilize for the public good.

Q: What's your opinion on Siddaramaiah government?

A: Siddaramaiah government has completely failed in law and order. They could have improved law and order in five years. In case if there is any murder in future, what they will do? Why people should vote for them?

Q: Your opinion about BJP

A: I don’t want to comment on them. As Opposition, they too have failed. They could have alerted the government. They should have highlighted the problems in the state. If the government is alerted by the opposition, then the government positively works.

Q: Do you have any regret from resigning from the police force?

A: No, not at all. I wanted to contribute to the society. I should not regret in the future that I did not contribute anything to the society.

Q: What message you want to give to youngsters those who are willing to join politics.

A: Those who want to take up politics, it should not be an option but part of your life. Be updated on politics, at the end of the day we will be in the political system. Prime Minister and Chief Minister are ruling us and whatever policies they implement, it will impact us. Start dreaming, live your dreams and chase your dreams. Don’t go away from politics. You can be successful in this field and be a good leader.

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  • Jimmy Noronha, Lucknow.

    Fri, Feb 16 2018

    Leaving a "Kushi" job and joining politics, which is the last resort of the scoundrels. What a blunder. In politics, one has vastly to live with a burnt conscience while as a cop, he could have straightened those who err.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Fri, Feb 16 2018

    Good intention provided he succeed in his plans

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  • Praveen s, Permannur

    Fri, Feb 16 2018

    Its drama by him divisions of Mangalore people.. Think ruling govt only think law and order ...how can think independent MLAs decide law and order as district minister in act...its foolish .its bjp plans divided vote..he will visit Congress area nealy 15000 voters given target by bjp of Congress votes..he will get benefit.. Jr lobo be alert ...

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Fri, Feb 16 2018

    JR LOBO is a great candidate with ethical and great leader. This kid is just joined agist him but long way to go. I believe he is supported by BJP but lip services are given by him sounds like independent but he is pure agent of BJP. On this earth no one does service to society free without benifits and this man is not different. Politics is dirty and young man u can t make it any good. Police dept is same but political dept is worse. If you want to do good please join swami status and serve the society. Read some books of mother Theresa which. Will greatly inspire you on how best you can serve the poorest of the poor. To serve the society it's not mandatory to be a politician.. you can switch politics and serve society in many ways.

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  • Naveen, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 15 2018

    He is here to split Congress' votes.

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman/Wash DC.

    Thu, Feb 15 2018

    Madan,

    You might be a good human being that's why you could not live in that dirt called Police Dept....but Politics is more dirtier than Police....you will realize it soon...

    You and Anupama Shenoy are not aware of politics and its depth of corruption...

    No Independent can get more than 5000 Votes in DK and Udupi no matter what...you and Anupama will realize this in May...sorry to say this...you lost your job...you will loose your money and friends after the elections...its unfortunate but true...

    Best thing for you to do after resigning...join any of these 2 parties...BJPeee and CONgress and try to improve Chors and Pickpocker's in these 2 parties...

    I know you will disagree with me now...but surely you will agree with me after 2018 assembly elections...

    Good luck Madan and Anupama...

    ...JH...

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  • Praveen s, Permannur

    Fri, Feb 16 2018

    Its bjp plan nothing else

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  • Prashanth V, Bahrain/Manipal

    Thu, Feb 15 2018

    The resolve of the young former police officer should be appreciated and supported. We need such determined people, who sacrifice their comforts for at least proving a point that they can win even in adverse circumstances. Wish, hope and pray he wins, and the likes of his tribe increase. Mangaluru, the city in which I was educated should return to its old glory, and that can happen if fringe elements, be it belonging to any religion, are shunned.

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  • Sachin Shetty, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 15 2018

    In Mangalore its either BJP or Congress and no third party can come to power. Since you cant join congress, I am sure you will join BJP.

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  • MrIsmail, mangalore

    Thu, Feb 15 2018

    Exactly!

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  • Karan, Katapadi/Dubai

    Thu, Feb 15 2018

    Its very good thought of clean politics or transparent politics which is the need of our people as we still do not have real swaraj, British looted our country for 400 years and now the politicians are doing the same job.

    Both Congress and BJP will not allow rise of any such clean political party like they did or doing for Aam Admi Party in Delhi with negative media and people simply think BJP and Congress are the only party they can rule the country.

    I am sure in the next 10-20 years the scenario will change and there will be rise of another party for sure. Till then Modi Bhakts will rule

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  • Jude, Bejai

    Thu, Feb 15 2018

    In my opinion, it is a wrong decision to leave Cops Job and join politics. Anyways all the best. Do good to all.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Thu, Feb 15 2018

    no match to JR Lobo! Even if he wins, it will take few decades to reach JRL's level. He could have fought few of his ideologies being police officer....people would have recognized lot more. Life is tough on other side of fence Sir! It might have looked green!

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  • SreeKumar, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 15 2018

    No doubt JR Lobo is good. But his party is not allowing him to work independently; same way Sadananda Gowda also good but same situation for him also.

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Before joining politics, create WhatsApp group to discuss the plagues of South India. Joining politics is a failure unless he garners support. We are infected with communal mentality. This cancer cannot be healed easily. He says, civil servants are afraid to work here. Politicians decide not police, right? How will you change it tell us first and then join politics. You will defend your supporters who bring you (if at all) to power and you will be worse than those you condemn.

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Hmm...... All the talks look great but one question how many times Madan accepted the bribe, did the favour to the politicians, given injustice to the right person, and helped the needy one?

    My opinion could be better to continue in the job or joined a good political party. Independent candidates even though they win they need some political party as God Father. Independent candidate is a bird without wings. Can not fly, can not run, cannot protect. They die soon.

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  • DON, Udupi

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Transparent politics??
    Even Anna Hazare said it and now blind.

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  • Sachin, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Another Anupama Sheoy ready to board Political flight, Best of luck...

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  • Ravi, mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    before going to politics every one talk like that only ,

    after that they will slowly accept the old system .

    & without Finance of business man you can't stand in politics after that you need agree the all business man illegal deal.

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Valencia

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    It reminds of the movie Chakrayuha a action kannada movie in the early 80 a movie that create record in the film industry with Ambaresh the hero joins the police officer, resigns the job takes revenge on the politicans, with prabakar the villain, and mukya mantri chandru that rock the kannada movie and gained lot of name and fame.

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  • Manohar, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Contesting against JR Lobo?. He is day dreaming for sure!

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  • Vinay, Kundapur/Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Even I missed out many opportunities in my life due to my Kannada medium back ground
    In today’s word, particularly in corporate word-success is meant only for those who have got good command over on international language and excellent communication / soft skills
    It’s like lifelong struggle for people like us hailing from villages
    Initially we struggled due to poor financial condition which prevented us from accessing English schools and now it’s a continuous struggle to get a place in this competitive world and to compete with city based people

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Under saffronization, there is no room for English. They want to go back to "Gurukula" kind of education system, where only Indian languages will be taught.

    Don't worry about going abroad.. just Make in India!

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  • Dr.S.Kamath, Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Absolutely Right .Good English but No Brains ,No Skills ,No Deep Knowledge but just because of good English try to boss over others ,Hide their weaknesses .Pass their mistakes on the shoulders of those who have poor English

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Instead of blaming others for their growth just because of their good English, be confident and raise yourself to their level. You too will grow. For achievers, sky is the only limit

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 19 2018

    Vinaya
    Our current CM or past PM all learned in Kannada medium.in politics there is no medium of language.it requires a different language and if you master that
    language you can float in the sea of politics hope you understand that type of language

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  • stan, Dubai

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Yoy can do service tp the country, in whichever field you are.
    Clean politicians can not win elections as voters also have become corrupt by accepting money/ freebies from politicians.

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  • Peter saldanha, Udupi

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    "Siddaramaiah government has completely failed in law and order. They could have improved law and order in five years. In case if there is any murder in future, what they will do? Why people should vote for them?" this is the reply from a honest Police officer now people can decide about Nidderamiah govt.

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  • Ray, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Where totally failed? in udupi ? why u predicate bad for the future...pls hope good for the future!!!

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  • RK, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    All the best ..!! However contesting with JR Lobo whose an efficient,educated ,clean and upfront leader will be very tough for you.

    Maybe you could try other Constituency like Surathkal

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  • Ray, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Society means not only developing roads and drainages but ensuring that Mangaluru is on the right path. According to me, Mangaluru should be improved in every angle...clearly shows which party he is going to support.

    Kind request U can support any party but pls work for the betterment of people which is need of the hour!!!!

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  • ayes p., kudla/ksa

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Your intention may be good and if you work independently it may good; if you join any parities you cannot change them but you may follow as per their party norms.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    India needs honest Politicians 😁😁😁

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  • NAVEEN, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Like Modiji...

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  • SK, MANGALORE

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    It looks absurd as most corrupt field is politics and not bureaucracy, even one wants to clean politics it is not possible due to the system.

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  • MrIsmail, mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    politics and transparent!! no ways!! he will be in BJP soon!!

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  • Jagdish, Mumbai, UAE

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Do you think all saints in Congress....

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  • MrIsmail, mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    not at all!!

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