Bhy Manoj Godara , 17 May : Though, Mr. Pawan Kumar Bansal has added another feather to his cap by registering a commendable third consecutive victory in the current 15th Lok Sabha elections. The former Minister of State for finance overcame anti-incumbency and rival’s negative propaganda to become the local MP for the fourth time, defeating his nearest rival Satya Pal Jain of BJP by a margin of 58,967 votes. As many as 1, 61,042 votes were polled in his favor against 1, 02,075 of his opponent.The most remarkable bit as highlighted in the terrific triumph of Mr. Bansal is that ‘why the majority of people have reconfirmed their faith in him’. And no prizes for guessing that as a candidate he showed lesser odds of sleaze despite the white pamphlets that were distributed with the morning papers which so openly tinted him as ‘powerless’ and ‘corrupt’ .
But this is not an end in itself. It is indeed a tough responsibility to carry the stack of expectations of as many as 1, 61,042 voters who have backed him up whole heartedly for all these years. Despite the fact that charity begins at home, now the time has come for the leader of so many people to rise above vested interests and use a lot of conscientiousness, ethics, moral values, meticulousness, precision, wider horizon and an inner urge to register him as one of the most dexterous candidate that the city beautiful could ever have.
The raking in the moolah can be a lure for those who have never stumbled upon it, for a man of such a big stature, probably money is secondary to the kudos and nobility that goes with his status and the reposed faith of the public in him.
Now the time has come for the elected MP to gag up all those who could find loopholes for mudslinging and show the people that he is indeed a genuine candidate and fully capable of respecting the verdict of so many people.
In the end, let’s join minds to send those powerful vibes to the leader of the Janta to come out as a squeaky clean, spick and span morally uplifted, spotless and unsoiled victor of the hearts of the people. Here is a beautiful dedication from Robert Frost to keep him focused:
“The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.”