‘There is no anti-incumbency against me’ says Kaushal Kishore | India News

Union minister and BJP candidate,

Kaushal Kishore

, is seeking a straight third term from Mohanlalganj and says there is no anti-incumbency against him. Amid a hectic day of public meetings and engaging with voters at his residence, Kaushal Kishore spoke to

Pathikrit Chakraborty

about his campaign and BJP’s vision.
Is there anti-incumbency against you? If yes, what’s your strategy to overcome it?
There is no anti-incumbency against me.I have been in the constituency even before the enforcement of the model code of conduct, and have been constantly engaging with the people in five assembly segments. Around 1,000 people visit my house daily seeking assistance. I personally interact with them, and even my personal phone number is available to every member of the Mohanlalganj constituency. People across the country have recognized BJP as the party dedicated to the nation’s development.
Despite numerous meetings with you, locals say many of their longstanding demands remain unmet such as a government college for girls and a flyover near Mohanlalganj tehsil.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh has assured that flyover from Koneshwar Crossing to Dubagga and Sitapur Bypass will be built. As for the other pending demands, I have written to the authorities regarding both the overbridge near Mohanlalganj tehsil and the government college for girls. Work will begin after elections. Mohanlalganj MLA has also advocated for a dedicated government college for girls, and work will begin soon.
INDIA bloc has pledged to conduct a caste-based census and to raise reservation above 50% if it assumes office. What are your views and those of your party?
(Laughs) Rahul Gandhi always tells a pack of lies. What reservation did Rahul Gandhi and his party provide when they were in power? PM Modiji has consistently worked for the people of the country. We revoked Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir to uphold the Constitution. Soon, we will witness people from POK wanting to reside in India, supporting our govt. The opposition lacks concrete plans and issues, so it tries to mislead people by raking up such issues. Modiji and my party have never discriminated against giving facilities on lines of religion or caste. We categorize castes into four parts: women, youth, farmers, and poor. Our PM and leadership will decide on the census after the elections.
Will your rival, INDIA bloc’s RK Chaudhary, pose a challenge?
In a democracy, everyone has the right to contest elections. I am confident of winning with a significant margin. You will get the answer on June 4.
Will it be ‘Abki baar 400 paar’ for BJP?
Yes, for sure. People will give us the numbers to make India a ‘Surakshit Bharat, Behtar Bharat, Viksit Bharat, Atmanirbhar Bharat’. People have become wise. Recently, former Pakistan minister Fawad Chaudhry praised Rahul Gandhi, calling him ‘saheb’ and suggesting he has the qualities to become PM, while urging people to ‘stop Modi’. Voting for Congress, Samajwadi Party, Mamata Banerjee, or Rahul Gandhi is now being seen as voting for a PM under Pakistan’s influence. Nobody wants that, so they have decided to vote for ‘Viksit Bharat’ and ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat’.

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