Know your councillor

In the municipal council poll held recently, several new faces have emerged, who will lead the people in their respective areas. Some of them have struggled very hard to make a mark. Jalandhar Tribune catches up with some councillors who are gearing up to serve the masses and stand for their voters for the next 5 years...


Using husband’s experience, she plans to improve basic amenities in her area

Rajwinder Kaur (43), Congress, Phillaur

 Rajwinder Kaur (43) is a first-time councillor from Ward Number 6 in Phillaur. While her husband's five-year tenure as a councillor ended last year, she wanted to use his experience to serve people in her area. With 547 votes of 859, she claimed her victory in the recently held municipal council elections. Besides development, enrolling each and every children of her ward in government schools is her prime concern. She herself is an educated leader as she is an MSc in mathematics, has done B Ed and PG diploma in information and technology. Before entering full time into politics, she was working in a private school. "People in our ward need basic amenities and considering that, I have planned to make all sewage lines underground, so that people don't have to walk on choked colonies. In addition, we will assist people in completing their documents related works," said Rajwinder, who contested the election on a Congress seat.


An admirer of Arvind Kejriwal, he wants to emulate his working style

Narinder Rattu (31), AAP, Banga

A businessman by profession, Narinder Rattu (31) from AAP has won from Ward Number 14, Banga, with 403 votes. Rattu, who has won for the first time, had fought the elections five years ago as an Independent but lost it. An admirer of AAP, Rattu said when the party came into being, he was highly impressed. "I liked Arvind Kejriwal's way of work and thoughts and that was the moment I decided to join the party and thus entered politics," he said. "When I had fought as an Independent, I couldn't win, but I definitely learnt a lot and was ready to fight this time with full preparation," Rattu said. "There is no park in my ward, I will make one for the residents here. Also, there are a lot of problems related to street lights, which will be resolved. Apart from that, cleanliness in the ward will remain my priority," he said, adding that when he was campaigning before the elections, he knew he would win this time. "I convinced everyone that I will work for my ward and thus people evinced their trust in me," he said.

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