New Delhi, Aug.22 (ANI): Former Defence Minister and National Democratic Alliance (NDA) convener George Fernandes has said that as long as he is alive, he will continue to work for the removal of injustice and promote balanced development.
In an article for the socialist journal "The Other Side", Fernandes said that he was aware that many were surprised by his decision to accept the offer of the Janata Dal (United) in Bihar to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha, after years of representation in the Lok Sabha.
He said that in March of this year, it was his desire to contest the general elections on a Lok Sabha ticket, but the JD (U) then had denied him a ticket. He said that at time he had rejected the offer of a Rajya Sabha ticket and chose to contest the polls from Muzaffarpur as an Independent.
He was defeated. But he says that the public and the JD (U) leadership have been pressing him to sit in the Rajya Sabha.
"I will continue to support good, honest, transparent work among the people to remove injustices and bring about balanced development. We all change our decisions if such a change leads to something better in politics," Fernandes said.
"Many people have congratulated my decision and I hope I can live up to their expectations. For others with doubts, I assure them my concerns remain the same as always and I hold no ill will towards anyone," he added. (ANI)