Why should you Vote for – ? We Ask the candidates and they answer.
Under this category we will try and get answers from different contesting candidates as to their view for Belgaum and what they intend to do if elected. Here is another one –
Why should the electorate vote for your party?
Anil Potdar ——–> For the past 30 years I have been engaged in social work. I come from a well-educated family which has a strong political background and no legal issues or court cases against me.
Is there anything specific that you will contribute to the city of Belgaum, if or elected?
Anil Potdar ——–> BUDA (Belgaum Urban Development Authority)- As a chairman of BUDA I have provided justified services to the city. I want to create proper road planning, provide 24hrs water supply. I want to create awareness of solar energy among the people and use a greener form of energy.
I also intend to work on the proposed IT Park.
What has been your greatest contribution to Belgaum till date?
Anil Potdar ——–> I was the first person to implement Rain Water Harvesting in Belgaum and have also preserved many lakes in Belgaum. In Army Environment Park there were 62 trees, Now we have planted 3 lac trees, which has become a lung for our city and for the same I was nominated for vanamitra award.
As a chairman of BUDA, I did quality work with low budget, new pipelines and sites developed under my chairmanship. I have been a huge patron for disabled blind, deaf & dumb and physically challenged people. I have conducted annual mass marriages for the blind under the aegis of Ushatai Potdar charitable Trust.
I have also started a community & sports centre for the physically challenged and differently abled people. In 1990’s there was a huge strike between the Government and weavers, I provided free ration for more than 25,000 people.
This region has been relatively ignored as compared to south Karnataka, how will you change the trend?
Anil Potdar ——–> Nanjundappa committee funds were partly witnessed to devastate North Karnataka region, I will see to it that the remaining funds will be utilized effectively in the future.
Since my party, is ruling party in the centre, funds which were allotted to the Hyderabad-Karnataka region, I request that the same will be also given to Belgaum.
Since Belgaum is a second capital of Karnataka, I will compel the Honorable Chief Minister of the State, to allocate more funds to the development of Belgaum.
What qualities in you make you a special candidate?
Anil Potdar ——–> I was the spokesperson of Seva Dal national training camp. I know many languages and have good leadership qualities.
I believe “Administration is my birth right”. I am easily approachable, polite, humble, down to earth and frank with people of all communities and walks of life.
According to you are there some factors which would go against you?
Anil Potdar ——–> I don’t believe in bribing people, I don’t buy votes. I earn votes, I have contested twice, each time my well-wishers worked voluntarily, and my voters contributed money for petty expenses. During the present times, I may lose a small percentage of such voters.
Would you like to commit something to the electorate?
Anil Potdar ——–> I will make sure that common man’s work is easily implemented in all offices.
I will hold janta darshan once in a month and will implement all the plans which were discussed earlier.
I will see to it that roads and bridges, the electric grids and water supply that help our commerce and bring us together is developed.
I pledge to work along with you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds.
What are your plans for the young ages which are migrating to other cities like Bangalore, Pune etc?
Anil Potdar ——–> An IT Park has been identifies by my peers which consist of industrialist and senior politicians. I intend to work on it so that we may provide better facilities for the IT industry, which in turn provides jobs & opportunities for our people, so that younger generation will have better opportunities and can stay with their parents in the time of their needs, at their comfort, and as one happy family. My plan would be to bring more industries which are eco-friendly and green and at the same time give more scope for self employment.
What are your plans for protection of environment?
Anil Potdar ——–> I will harness solar and wind Power and the soil to run our factories and light up our lives. I have plans to use the garbage of our city, to produce electricity, with the help of modern technology. I have plans for encouraging and implementing Rain Water Harvesting in houses, public offices and wastelands.
What are your plans for beautification of Belgaum marketing of Belgaum to attract tourist, to increase local business etc?
Anil Potdar ——–> Belgaum is a place which has a rich & colorful history. We have many historical monuments which are completely ignored and are in the state of disgust.
I would like to beautify and restore the glory of these places, monuments and also pay a huge tribute to our freedom fighters, leaders and forefathers who have made our country free. Time and again these men and women have struggled and sacrificed and worked till their bodies were exhausted, so that we might live a better life.
I would like to beautify and bring back the glory to monuments like Yellurgad fort, Belgaum fort, deer park and many other places of historical interest, so that people from different places can revive the historical milestones and appreciate the struggles of our forefathers, along with beautification it is necessary to provide tourist with better infrastructure and facilities, connectivity so that their vacation will be pleasant and memorable one.
Belgaum is blessed with beautiful weather conditions, especially during the rains, the city comes alive, and I wish to make the most of it.
What are your thoughts on making the Meters compulsory for Autos?
Anil Potdar ——–> I think Meters should be made compulsory for Autos, but the meter charges should be fixed only when both the Auto drivers and general public come to an agreement.
|Name||:||Anil M Potdar|
|Party||:||Indian National Congress|
|Education||:||B.Com Gogte college of Commerce 1983-84|
|Assets||:||Self: 66,05,585 spouse: 82,13,353|
|:||Dependent 1:6416034 Dep 2:|
|:||Immovable:3,27,09,683 Dependents: 1,44,00,000|
|Immovable||Self acquired: inherited:|
|Liabilities||:||Self:3,60,000 husband: Depen:|
|IT return||:||2012-13 Submitted Income shown: 76,38,121|
|Assets in 2008 as declared then||Movable Assets: Immovable Assets:|