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Activists feel MPs should regularly seek feedback from citizens

DNMUM436787 | 5/25/2019 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :466

TRANSPARENCY NEEDED: Elected representatives should meet public every 3 months, other than their party workers
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The elections are over but the real work for voters and politicians starts now. Citizens should ensure they regularly meet their elected representatives (corporator, MLAs and MPs) and update them on public needs. Activists feel this approach will help in bringing about more transparency and accountability. Also, politicians will be in a better position to understand the needs of citizens and prioritise work accordingly.
“Citizens should meet them at least once every three months. It should also be ensured that they stick to their domain and not get into local issues. It will be a good start if the citizens know what issues they should be raising with an MP, corporator and MLA,” said D M Sukthankar, chairman AGNI, a body that
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