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Udupi: Prajakeeya here to transform politics, says Upendra, promises transparency

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Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (HB)

Udupi, Dec 6: "I may not be right from politicians' point of view, but may be right in the point of view of the public. My party ‘Prajakeeya’ is here to transform the entire political system into ‘Prajakeeya’ (rule by the people), ‘Prajaaneethi’ (policy by people) and ‘Prajakarana’ (politics by people)," said Kannada actor-director-turned-politician Upendra on Wednesday, December 6.

Addressing a press meet here, Upendra said, "Mistakes do happen when winning is our only goal. There are many political parties who spend crores of rupees during elections. The public knows that it is our money which is being wasted, but no one really speaks up. Most of the candidates consider that caste, religion and money are the main requisites in politics.

"There are wise people in villages, who want to do something for the society. I would like such people to become MLAs and MPs from ‘Prajakeeya’. As there is corruption in politics, education and health sectors too will follow suit. There are 80% of people in the society who want good governance while the remaining 20% do not want so. Here, I am not blaming any party or politician.

"Do not believe me because Upendra the star said so. I want people to think, analyse and discuss problems. People’s representatives’ nowadays are available according to their convenience. But according to me, a politician should work in the midst of society," he said.

"Has the general public seen officers working in public offices? There is no dress code for them and no discipline. All officers in government offices are public servants and are appointed to serve public. We have been adjusting for long which should stop now.

"The society will see a change only when people get good education and health facilities on time. Everything is possible through education. But now, even education has been commercialized," he added.

"Finding solution for problems is very important. According to my plan, there will be complete transparency in the way of working of ‘Prajakeeya’. The MPs and MLAs will have to work from 9 am to 6 pm and will have to give their best for their salaries.

"The present elections are mainly dependent on religion and money. Politicians are speaking very less about problems and solutions," he said.

On a query about his thoughts on sustaining for long in politics and being confident of victory in the upcoming elections, Upendra said, "Doubt is one of the biggest problems. We have to come out this mindset of doubting own abilities. As much as 70 to 90% of the population in Karnataka is conscious enough. I have received 50,000 mails and 30,000 applications to select candidates. I am not begging anyone to join ‘Prajakeeya’ party. Those who are really want change can join voluntarily.

"If my party candidates are caught in corruption after winning elections, I will take the right action. If they do not work sincerely, I will deal with them the right way. There is nothing wrong in doing good for the society and I am here to do so," he said.

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  • jyothi shetty, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 7 2017

    Simply spoiling congress and BJP Votes... thats all!
    All politicians same roll.... No benefit for public.
    New entry just because of their financial benefit ....
    I am sure no long life for this PRAJAKEEYA also waste of time....

    Upendra Sir.... ereg borchithend... eee dirty politics!!!

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  • Navin Shetty, Manipal/ Bahrain

    Thu, Dec 7 2017

    I hope. We have seen people came to change politics but instead the politics itself changed them. Remember the great Yugpurush of Indian Politics?

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Thu, Dec 7 2017

    People will surely support him if his ideas are new touching the real problem of voters

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  • Indian thinker, Nasik/Kuwait

    Thu, Dec 7 2017

    Good to see new people in politics. The existing system cannot bring development rather than working for their own vested interests by stirring up people emotions on the pretext of cast and religion. Development means every person in the country should be self sufficient and stress free. To achieve this, we need to stop talking about religion and cast in public places like parliaments and public platforms with public money. Instead utilise these platforms to create opportunities for the masses and to improve existing systems to produce more opportunities and clear and simple TDS systems to generate funds for public spending. When we build people trust, we build Nation and make it secure.

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  • Gabriel, Sagar

    Thu, Dec 7 2017

    Reel life and Real life there is a big difference. Idealism and Realism again there is a big difference. Star dreams and the Star Challenges - the difference between the two only tomorrow has the right answer.

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  • Jamal, Mangalore/Abudhabi

    Wed, Dec 6 2017

    Anything can happen in politics. From 2 few decades ago to running a govt. Just a begining never know what is in the future. Good luck.

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  • Jay, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 6 2017

    Whatever he is saying is 100% true. But the fact is , he has to be a man of his words unlike the current PM.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Dec 6 2017

    Even Narendra Modi gave us 217 promises but delivered Zero ...

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  • santhu birve, Mumbai/Udupi

    Wed, Dec 6 2017

    I doubt whether he will be able to fetch any single seat

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  • Kumar, Kinnigoli

    Wed, Dec 6 2017


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  • Ravi C, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 6 2017

    Everyone say the same while entering politics - Transparency, corruption free, public service.

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangalore/Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 6 2017

    ಪ್ರಜಾಕೀಯ ನಮಗೆ ಪರಕೀಯ...
    ಉಪ್ಪಿಗೆ ಯಾಕೆ ರಾಜಕೀಯ..
    ಎಲೆಕ್ಷನ್ ನಂತರ ಆಗುವರು ದಯನೀಯ..
    ಹೇಳುವರು ನಮಗೆ ಸಾಕು ಸಿನಿಮೀಯ..

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