I never thought I’d join politics so early. I did see it as a future plan but so much has happened in the past two years and this came up.
What are the areas you want to focus on in your rural development portfolio?
I want to incorporate environmental aspects and focus on vigilance in the work being done in rural areas. This is the portfolio I wanted and feel it can be monitored better. This department has a lot of corruption. I want to change this.
The edge you can bring to your ministry...
I have energy, the benefit of being young, the ability to travel and to make innovations.
What have the first few days been like?
It’s been overwhelming but so busy that I haven’t had time to think about it.
What kind of music do you like listening to?
I don’t know if I should be saying this as a parliamentarian, but I love Amy Winehouse, Maroon 5, Norah Jones and John Denver.
What are you reading these days?