Meeting peoples' aspiration true test of public representative:Atwal

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New Delhi, Mar 31 (UNI) Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Charanjeet Singh Atwal today said the true test of a public representative was if they were able to meet the aspirations of the people who had brought them to power.

''People express their faith in their respresentatives by way of exercising their franchise in their favour since they are their true respresentatives of the expectations, sufferings and woes of the people.

At the time of expectations, they do not understand the limitations of their representatives as to what extent they could be helpful in the solutions of their woes and problems. They only know that they have elected them and it is their responsibility to work in return for them,''the Deputy Speaker said after releasing a book on the life of Speaker of the Delhi Legislative Assembly Prem Singh, 'Ch Prem Singh- A Man of the Masses' at his residence.

Speaking at the function, presided over by Ch Prem Singh and attended by author of the book O P Maurya,, Congress MLAs Bheesham Sharma, Vijay Lochav, Anil Bhardwaj and Srinder Kumar, Mr Atwal said Ch Prem Singh was in a true sense a man of the masses.

''It is a matter of pride for all of us that despite being from a humble background, Ch Prem Singh had won elections from the same constituency continuously since 1958 without any break, in this process setting a record. In that sense, he has completed the glorious record of being a public representative for more than 50 years.

He has thus come true to the expectations and aspirations of the people,''Mr Atwal said.

The Deputy Speaker expressed the hope that the book, which touches on all aspects of the life of the Assembly Speaker, would inspire people from the younger generation to become good and sensitized citizens.

Speaking on this occasion, Ch Prem Singh exhorted the need for an understanding, integrity and coordination amongst the four pillars of democracy to further strengthen the Indian democratic set up as the democratic pattern has proved the most successful system of governance in the world.

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