Success means different things to different people. There is no set parameter to define what success is. For me, knowing that I have made a difference in the life of the public I have chosen to serve is success.

Nation building does not depend on tall skyscrapers and huge industrial complexes. Real nation building happens in the villages of India. When the rural population is empowered and has equal opportunities as the urban centres, then we can truly say we are building our nation to greater heights.

Politics is a beautiful thing when it is done with the right intention – for the welfare and development of the people. It is only when politics is appropriated for selfish reasons that the people start to grumble and clamor for change.

I am not a career politician. I’m here because of the goodwill of the people and as long as I enjoy their trust, I will devote myself to their service.

If necessity is the mother of invention, then progress is its grandmother. Without progress, creating a need is impossible. All three are linked together and India’s development depends on the advancements made in all three aspects.

There is no dearth of opportunities in our country. There is, however, unequal access to said opportunities. Building a better India requires that we remove these barriers together and ensure every Indian gets an equal chance to avail these opportunities.

Achieving a USD5 trillion economy is not impossible. India has everything that is required to realize this dream. A committed effort by the government supported the citizens will see us cross the finish line with flying colours.

The heart of India is its villages. Over 60 per cent of the Indian population is rural but they are sidelined when it comes to development. Empowering them to ensure holistic development is key to India’s transformation. We need more schemes like the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) to help us in this endeavour.