Door-to-door campaigns may be common pre-election, but Mormugao MLA Sankalp Amonkar, went on another round, this time to thank his constituents for electing him. He along with his Councillor wife Shraddha Amonkar and his supporters visited every house and thanked the people with a box of sweets.
Speaking from GRB Colony on Sunday, he said he wanted to pass on a message that he will always be available for the people.
“Whenever I would canvass before elections, I had heard things like ‘Now these leaders are coming to our houses for votes, but once they win, they will not show his face and we will have to go their houses.”
Setting a new trend, Amonkar said that many a people were shocked and surprised to see an elected MLA come to their houses after elections. “I began this initiative three days ago and completed ward numbers 1, 2, 3 and I am in ward no 4. I also want to give them the confidence that even when I was not elected, I was with them and now as an elected MLA, I will be available for them at all times,” said Amonkar.
He added that he will also try and change a negative image about him that was apparently portrayed by the opposition. He said, “Even though someone tried to paint a negative image that has changed.”
“As I come for my second round of door to door after becoming MLA, I have got to know many of the issues that the people face and I will do my best to resolve these issues. The people have reposed their faith in me and the faith they had me before elections has now doubled,” said Amonkar.