26 November, 2020

Don't Believe In Political Discourse Involving Mudslinging: Hardeep Puri

Hardeep Singh Puri, Union minister for urban development, speaks to Outlook on politics and Punjab.

Don't Believe In Political Discourse Involving Mudslinging: Hardeep Puri
outlookindia.com
2019-12-09T12:34:11+05:30

Hardeep Singh Puri, Union minister for urban development, is contesting LS polls for the first time. The BJP candidate from Amritsar speaks to Jyotika Sood on politics and Punjab, which votes on May 19. Excerpts:

LS poll debut

It feels good to make direct connect with people and relate to them at the level of daily problems. People should vote for me because I have outstanding credentials. I have 45 years of public life and a record of delivering whatever I say. I am the only candidate who has issued a vision document for his constituency.

Report card

A year ago, I adopted a Dalit village in Amrtisar. I was able to transform the village by building pucca roads, installing LED lights and distributing gas connections.

Poll speech

With experience of four decades as a diplomat, I can say harshest things without using loose or der­ogatory words. I don’t believe in a political discourse involving mudslinging and name calling. When you think...

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