20 years an mla

20 years an MLA, now for the next term!

After waiting for almost three hours, the sitting MLA from Chandivali, Md. Arif (Naseem) Khan of the Congress Party, spoke briefly to Spice Enquirer.

Khan spoke about his work in the past 20 years (in Kurla and now in Chandivali) and what else does he expect to do if he wins the election.

“My motto has always been and will always be development. And development while maintaining the sanctity of our nation’s great culture. I have always been an advocate for slum redevelopment and rehabilitation of occupants. And if you look at my work, you’ll see that I’ve always worked the hardest for that. I was there, helping the poor rehabilitate when the city drowned in those terrible tsunamis.

I was there helping the poor rehabilitate when they lost their homes due to the Andheri – Ghatkopar link road and Jogeshwari – Vikhroli link road. I had also partnered with HDIL and helped around 17,000 people get a roof over their heads. So I’ve always believed in development and will continue to believe in it,” said Khan, when asked what was his work-plan for the past 20 years.

When asked how he deals with being one of the very few elected Congress leaders in the city (and the state Assembly), he shrugged and said, “You should know  I’m above all such petty biases. I believe in working for the people and focusing on their development. And I do that, irrespective of the ruling party.”

Submitted by Journalism students Laveen D’Souza and Harsh Mahatme

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