You entered politics at the age of 23? What made you enter politics at such a young age?
I have always been interested in politics. My father was a BJP gram panchayath member. I used to go with him during campaigning. I have been supporter of BJP since teen. Our village Marne was in bad situation. I wanted to do something for the village, which I was born and brought up. So I decided to enter politics.
How was it to win the elections in first attempt?
For Gram Panchyath elections, my friends and well wishers forced me to stand for elections in Marne Grama in Manipur Gram Panchayath. I thought it is the best time to serve my village and decided to stand for elections. I was confident of winning the elections and won with confortable margin due to people's support.
What are the developmental works which you have undertaken in your period as GP member?
I have tried to do as much as possible in this one year period. Some of the major developmental works which I did was installing solar lights in ST colony and solving water problem to huge extent in village. I have also been actively involved in promoting government schemes. As people in my village do not know much about the various benefits they are entitled to, I along with party workers promote various schemes. This has been very useful as many people enrolled for Aadhar card and availed benefits.
Who is your role model?
I consider Yashpal Suvarna as my role model. At such a young age, he is working so much for the people. He is an inspiration to me. I am inspired by his works.
Your gram panchayth falls in Kaup assembly. How do you rate BJP's chances in next assembly elections?
BJP will win with comfortable margin. The state government has not done anything great. People are waiting for change and I am sure, we will perform well. We lost the last assembly elections by few votes. However this time, I am sure that we will win. The recently held Gram Panchayath and Taluk Panchayath election results are proof of that.
What are your future plans?
I want to make my village a model village. I am working on to make roads better in my village. I will work towards solving water problems. I hope in next four years, everybody will speak about Marne in positive manner.
Prajwal Hegde has been able to make a mark at such a young age. Hope he continues his good works. KonkanConnect.com wishes him all the best.