As the country gears up to choose another Prime Minister, we ask people from a cross-section of society on their aspirations from Elections 2014
GURPREET SINGH UPPAL strives for an Assam where a common man can live life with dignity
Yes, I do have a dream for northeast and Assam where a common man can live life with dignity. A society with ample employment opportunities, good healthcare, good and uniform education, safety of women and children and a corruption free society. Are the above mentioned things possible? Yes! absolutely. Only thing we require is the intention. Today a poor remains a poor and rich is becoming richer. Poor has to do corruption or use unfair means to become rich. So how do we address this? A poor sends his children to government schools where the standard of education is pathetic. So a poor man’s child is never educated in real sense so he is deprived of good prospects and opportunities. Whereas a rich person’s child has access to good education and opportunities and lands up with a good job.
So, how do we create equal opportunities? We will raise the level of government school to the private ones. This would wipe out the issues of reservation and poverty in a single generation. Another vision we have is improvement of healthcare. We strongly believe that if our people are healthy and strong our productivity will increase and healthcare should be the responsibility of the goverment. A strong Jan lokpal and lokayuktas will take care of corruption issues. We strongly believe that a corruption free society will also help in reducing crimes against women and children. Last but not the least we believe in power decentralization. If citizens are involved in decision making then a sense of responsibility arises within the people towards their country. Swaraj will empower people and help solve local issues and keep the country bound together.
Gurpreet Singh Uppal did his LLB from Gauhati University, is self-employed, and is settled in Narikal Bari area of Guwahati. He was the president of Leo club of Dispur during his college days and the General Secretary of Punjabi Sabha. He is one of the first person to start the anti-corruption movement in the northeast, and is presently member of the state committee of Aam Aadmi Party and one of the founder national council member of Aam Aadmi Party.