MOHD MAJID MALIK , BHADERWAH,Oct 27–Prof Kuldeep Singh Charak of department of Mathematics Jammu University and a resident of Charalla area of Bhaderwah constituency , is going to contest the forthcoming Assembly elections from Bhaderwah constituency . Addressing a press conference today , Prof -turned-politician Kuldeep Singh Charak announced to contest the Assembly elections from his home turf, Bhaderwah constituency, as an Independent candidate.Prof Kuldeep Singh Charak said: “It is the plight of people of Bhalessa and Bhaderwah which forced me to join politics. I have no lust for power. People approached me to contest the 2014 Assembly elections because they have high hopes from me as they are disappointed with the present coalition government which has failed to address their basic issues.”“We have big names in politics from our constituency , but they have completely failed to provide even basic facilities such as potable drinking water, roads and health care to poor people,” he said.He said he wanted to work for the betterment of this weaker section of society , empolyment for unempolyed youth and eradication of corruption and family-ism from Bhaderwah Bhalessa constituency .He alleged that all political parties work for the lust of power for their personnel gains so he had decided to contest as an Independent candidate as he could do more work for the needy and poor of the region.Prof Kuldeep Singh Charak informed that he had visited from Kilhotran towards the erstwhile Chanser Panchayat of Bhalessa constituency which is now divided into four Panchayats.These Panchayats are the most neglected ones_ no road connectivity, no proper power lines, no healthcare facilities, no proper water supply. I would like to mention that the last village of this belt is the one from where the shining star of India Mr. Chain Singh hails. It is quite strange that big wigs of Bhalessa have constantly ignored this area. The most interesting feature of this area is that it is inhabited by highly qualified people of Bhalessa who have touched almost all spheres of human endeavor. If voted to victory, my first task will be to look into the problems of such ignored areas of Bhaderwah constituency, he claimed . Prof Kuldeep Singh Charak informed that for the first time he joined politics and will also contest appealed to people of constituency that this is now high time to think seriously to whom we are going to give next six years for the betterment of our lives at all levels. This is election time, all political parties are playing gimmicks to once again befool us all. The development they have done during the last so many years is before us to evaluate, he said adding that for rural Bhaderwah, it seems to be the first quarter of 20th century and for the township, you can say we are some where between 1970 and 1980 so for as the development index is concerned. Glaring examples are: in rular Bhaderwah no road connectivity, no proper electrification of villages, and no supply of drinking water to majority of villages and if it is there at some places, it is not suitable for drinking. And in our Bhaderwah town, the most interesting thing to observe is that we do not have any public toilets there, no adequate healthcare infrastructure and no healthcare human resource( I mean doctors with different specializations), poor condition of roads etc. Our main political parties, be it Congress, BJP, NC or PDP, have been in power at various periods of time in the last decade at least, then why we still cry for development? What effective steps have so for been taken by these so called leaders to generate income of poor households and bring down the unemployment ,Prof Kuldeep Singh Charak raised question .