As a voter, you have to ask difficult questions: Anu Aga

ST CORRESPONDENT
Thursday, 14 March 2019

“I wasted my six years. It was absolutely something I did not enjoy and am very glad that it is over. When I went there, I wasted my time as most of the time there was no work done during the session,” said Anu Aga

PUNE: “I wasted my six years. It was absolutely something I did not enjoy and am very glad that it is over. When I went there, I wasted my time as most of the time there was no work done during the session,” said Anu Aga, former Chairperson of Thermax, when asked about her stint at Rajya Sabha as a parliamentarian. Aga was speaking at an interaction ‘Meet the Stalwarts’ organised by Janseva Foundation at Balgandharva Rangmandir on Tuesday.

Aga added, “I think as a voter you need to select better MPs and hold them accountable. As a country spending a lot of money, you need to demand more. They have to look after education. After 70 years of independence, what kind of education we are offering to the poor? After 70 years, we have the highest number of malnourished children in the world. Sub Saharan Africa has 25 per cent and India has 43 per cent, which is more than Pakistan, Bangladesh and any other country. You have to ask questions, ask difficult questions and hold them accountable,” she added.

When asked about India’s future she said “India’s future is very bright if we have right politicians, if there is less corruption in the corporate world and if there is no nexus between politicians and corporates, it will get better. I think that we have a wonderful set of people who are intelligent and hardworking.” Aga said 

She was also felicitated by Dr Narendra Jadhav who was also the chief guest. Other dignitaries present were S B Mujumdar, Dr Vijay Bhatkar, Bahri B R Malhotra and others. 

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