Bale Right Poi! Bus Conductor Shetty is TP Prez
Bale Right Poi! Talk of a hard working person, Private Bus conductor Uday Kumar Shetty who took charge as the President of Kotekar Town Panchayat, has decided to work as a private bus conductor for 3 days, and 3 days he will perform panchayat duties during the week, to support his family- He intends to balance between profession and passion
Mangaluru: He is a bus conductor and now, he is also the president of Kotekar Town Panchayat in the outskirts of Mangaluru. A dedicated social worker Shetty, aged 50, was elected as the President of Kotekar Town Panchayat a couple days ago. Due to his many years of social service in the community, people wanted him to serve them as the Panchayat head. Presently, he is employed as a conductor, in a route no 7 private city bus that runs between State Bank and Urwa Store, for his daily earning. He intends to balance his job as a bus conductor and his passion for serving people. Shetty has been in the profession for three decades and has simultaneously developed a passion for social service. It is learnt that Shetty had been a member of the erstwhile Kotekar Gram Panchayat between 2005 and 2010.
Speaking to Team Mangalorean, Shetty said, “Right now I am still keeping my bus conductor job, working three days in a week, while I will perform the Panchayat duties for the other three days. I need this job to support my family. If my job is too hectic and interferes with my Panchayat duties, I will quit it temporarily. Although my wife works at a hardware shop, it’s always better to have two incomes to sustain a family. People chose me for this Panchayat post for my dedicated service in the BJP party. I promise to do my duties to the best of my ability to serve the people in the community.”
“My main aim is to get the Netravathi water for residents, improve and repair the dilapidated roads, and develop the town. As a president of the Panchayat, I will implement plans for rainwater harvesting since some educational institutions have already implemented rainwater harvesting successfully. Serving my community and reaching out to their needs will be my main priority,” added Uday Kumar Shetty.
According to sources, in the Kotekar Town Panchayat elections held on 24 April 2016, the BJP won nine out of 17 seats, with Congress bagging four seats, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Social Democratic Party of India one each, and two rebel BJP candidates won as Independent candidates. Shetty secured 12 votes in the Kotekar TP presidential elections held a few days ago.