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NRI doctor from USA, injects success hope
for Congress candidate


BANSWADA, April 11, 2004

Till a month ago, Suchi Madhu Goud, an endocrinologist, had not dreamt that she would be forced to take plunge into the rough and tumble of the electoral battle to campaign for her NRI husband and Congress candidate from the Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency, Madhu Yaskhi.

Ten days after filing of nomination by her lawyer-turned-politician husband, Dr. Suchi, who left behind medical practice in the United States, is going all out to win the hearts of people. If public meetings and padayatra became a daily routine for Mr. Yaskhi, his wife did not lag behind by launching door-to-door campaign in all the seven assembly segments of the Parliamentary constituency.

Accompanied by a few women and close relatives, Dr. Suchi pleads with the electorate to give a chance to her husband. Dr. Suchi seems to have caught the attention of people with her down-to-earth demeanour.

Dr. Suchi was on a door-to-door campaign in Banswada town on Saturday when she took some time off her hectic schedule to speak to The Hindu. Dr. Suchi said her intention of plunging into the electioneering was to encourage women to come out and vote and make the right choice. "With the urge to serve the poor, we have taken a conscious decision to quit our lucrative practices and return to India,'' she said, adding that her husband was moved by the death of over 50 farmers in Machareddy mandal alone due to mounting debts.

"It was here that he took a decision to adopt Nizamabad district, particularly Machareddy mandal, and take care of the needs of the families of farmers," she said. Narrating her experience in the electioneering, Dr. Suchi pointed out that though Hyderabad looked developed and was rated high, the situation was different in the rural areas.

She observed that her husband took the right decision to join the Congress as it was the only secular party. Reacting to the opposition to her husband's selection, she said: "There are all kinds of dirty games and I have advised my husband to ignore the talk." She exuded confidence that her husband would win the election.

She said that women beedi workers were facing a lot of health problems. "I am planning to hold special medical camps for the women through the Madhu Yaskhi Foundation.'' She suggested that masks should be provided to beedi workers to counter lung diseases.





(Source The Hindu)

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