M. Narayanaswamy, Congress candidate for KR Puram, is not new to the constituency. He was KR Puram Congress block president and knows the pulse of voters. He spoke to DC while he was campaigning on Saturday
Q: It could be an uphill task for you to take on a person like Byrathi Basavaraj of the BJP. Do you regret deciding to contest from KR Puram?
Not at all, I am a local here and I have been working in the constituency for several years. People recognise me and my work. It is not a big challenge to take on Basavaraj as his reputation has suffered after he ditched the voters. Moreover, this is a Congress base and we are sure of winning. We are working towards it.
Q: Slogans like 'BJP ka note, Congress ko vote' are being raised. Is money power going to win this election in KR Puram?
The people know what is happening. But every time money and muscle power cannot win. We will see who comes out with flying colours and till then I don't want to say anything.
Q: KR Puram has several civic and infrastructure issues. Will you deal with them as promised if elected, or forget about them like most politicians?
I have never promised anything just for the sake of making a speech. Let me win and then you will see my work.