Shivamogga: While he has set his aim on winning the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, incumbent MP of Shivamogga BY Raghavendra says that his work will talk for itself and his voters will definitely voter their beloved 'Raghanna' to power once again, undoubtedly.
Speaking to newskarnataka.com, Raghavendra said that his responsibilities have increased and work done by him, coupled with the significant steps taken by the Modi-led central government will usher in a new era of development, not just in his constituency, but in the nation.
Counting some of the most important work done by him for his constituency, BYR said that the region got an ESI hospital at a cost of Rs 100 cr, avenues of iron ore supplies were open for Bhadravathi from Ramdurga range and Shivamogga-Bengaluru rail connectivity was opened. Besides this, the longest bridge in the state was built at a cost of Rs Rs 456 cr for Siganduru Chaudeshwari temple.
Speaking about the projects he would want to bring to Shivamogga, BYR said that he wants to make sure his district has an airport, which has been a long-pending project.
"I would also want to give a boost to the tourism potential surrounding the Jog Falls. The Sharavathi backwaters have huge potential. I would like to explore the possibilities of having a cruise on the lines of the ones functioning in Singapore and other countries," he said adding that all said and done, his priority will be the well-being of the farmers, who are fighting drought and other unfavourable situations all the time.
"Pending irrigation project will be completed and priority will be given to irrigation considering the fact that drought has been a harsh reality for us. I know that, when there is produce, there is no price and the vice-versa. Hence providing proper support price and opening purchase centre too will be worked upon," he said.
When asked about PM Narendra Modi overpowering the identity of the party and the RSS, BRY said that it is never a cause of concern as the BJP and the RSS are the parents and Narendra Modi is their beloved child.
"I don't think any parents would feel the pinch when their child grows up to be a powerhouse," he said.
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