Zee Media Bureau/Ajith Vijay Kumar
New Delhi: Narendra Modi has promised `Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas` but his cabinet colleague Ram Vilas Paswan seems unimpressed by the attempt to put an end to vote bank politics.
The Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution stirred a controversy when he declared that he will work only for those who have voted for him.
Paswan made the controversial statement during a felicitation ceremony organised by Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) in Hajipur in Bihar.
Ahead of the polls, Paswan had said that he would break his own Guinness World Record for winning a parliamentary election with the highest margin - he won from Hajipur in 1977 with a margin of 4.24 lakh votes, a record then.
However, Paswan`s victory margin was only 2,25,089 votes. Paswan bagged 4,54,463 votes, while Sanjeev Prasad Tony, the joint candidate of Congress and RJD secured 2,29,374 votes.
Apparently unhappy at his margin of victory, Paswan lashed out at party workers. He said, “Will take care of party workers but we will also weed out fake workers...will analyse booth level vote numbers.”
Paswan went on to say that he will ask those who will come to get their work done which party they voted for and how many votes (I) got in their area, adding that he will decide on getting `the work done` on the basis of vote figures from the respective booths.
“It would not be like that one comes wearing kurta payjama and I will get the work done,” Paswan said.