I happened to visit Indore on 22nd and 23rd. It was an interesting journey.
First flight from Bangalore to Indore. there is only one flight by air Deccan and whenever i have used it it was always full I do not understand why other airlines are not following the trend.
One sore point there were more passengers for Nagpur than Indore - while I expected it to be reverse.
One pleasant thing was that even in lobby I could guess who were the people going to Indore and who were going to other places. So that touch is still there
Now Indore has no changed. Some slums have come up even near airport.
Election wise it was Rahul Gandhi's meeting so main roads in western indore were jam and I was held while going for a marriage.
Vivek Agrawala is gone but his ill conceived BRTS is troubling people to no end.It is strange that a project of such monumental importance and of such magnitude was planned by a single man without any oversight and interference and no one questioned him - a poor reflection on out politicians and intellectuals
Another point of disappointment is local media.It is open secret that both major newspapers take money from candidates to do their publicity or write against their opponents. They have failed local public. So no one writes about flop meeting of Rajnath singh in Bhopal or how many inquiries are pending against Ramesh Mandola and Kailash Vijayvargiya or why Sanjay Shukla is called Bahubali.
well my predictions are
Indore 1 - congress ( vaise i dislike both candidates but Sudarshan Gupta gives an eerie feeling by his appearacne only -villain from old Hindi movies)
Indore 2 - Ramesh Mandola - will reap fruits of work done by Kailash vijayvargiya and is also using money
Indore 3- BJP, due to addition of 8 wards
Indore 4 - BJP , sympathy, good image of late Lakshman singh gaud though his family members have harassed public
Indore 5 - dicey but BJP has an upper hand
Mhow - most interestign but moeny oculd tilt balance in favor of BJP
Sanweer - Tulasi silwat is in storng position
Rau - Congress has upper edge
Depalpur - BJP
One very disquieting thing was no local NGO questioning leaders about past promises, deeds or misdeeds. Just a customary press conference in press club. No sharp writing by academicians in so called education hub of city to expose various false claims being made by political parties.
Civil society of Indore does not evoke nay confidence and if this is any indication of things to come we are doomed to be ruled by bhajan singers & pani wale babas