”If I had given the ticket, I was sure that we could have won 6 to 8 seats more because people have immense trust on me.”
Muzzafar Hussain in his own words:
Muzaffar Hussain is a straight forward,self-made person in business and politics.Have come up from grass roots level in both professions with sincerity and hardwork.Mahatma Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi are his role model in Politics and TATA’S are his role model in Business. As a Corporator and M.L.C Since 1991 to 2009 of Mira-Bhayander Muncipal Corporation. I am a dreamer who dreamt for my town Mira-Bhayandar while I started my career as youth congress worker in l985 inspired by Rajivji whom I met at Race Course Mumbai in 1985 at All India Congress Committee Session. Having a strong belief in secularism and democracy. I was able to solve major infrastructure problems like Rationing Shop, Gas Connections, BEST Bus Services, Street Lights, Water, Drainage, Railway Stations, Railway Services, M.T.N.L, Cremation Ground, Kabrastan, Burial Ground, Joggers Park, Blood Bank, Municipal Hospital, Library, Morgue Room, Various Number of gardens Parks.
Making Development plans with Municipal Corporation and having about 375 public reservation for Schools, Hospitals, College, Auditorium, Theatres, Cinemas, Car Parks, Bus Depots, Slaughter House, Dumping Grounds, Cross Connecting Roads so on.
Once this Development plan was in place it was a tough challenge to implement it, but I had been on to it even before the govt of Maharashtra had finally sanctioned and so aloe to f the mare just starting now.
The most important of them were solid waste management project , Additional water scheme and underground drainage system which has finally taken its shape and are under progress. The sanction of Rs 1950 Crore from J.N.N.U.R.M project of central govt needless to say this city should thank Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Dr.Manmohan Singh, Shri Gulam Nabi Azad, Ex CM Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh and CM Ashok Chavan. The project includes Metro rail connections to thane and mumbai. It was a real hard shell to break to include Mira Bhayender in this project. It almost took me constant followup for 5years.
Finally under ground drainage is set to start now for which all formalities completed. Solid waste project is done at Uttan additional water supply of 35 MLD from M.I.D.C.Dam is completed and Additional 100 MLD is proposed in J.N.N.U.R.M. project costing lOO crs plus.
We had opportunity to interview shri Muzzafar Hussain, here it is the brief content of interview….
Q: Sir, You are known as the one who started development in Mira Road city, what inspired you to do so ?
Muzzafar Hussain: My father was farmer here in Mira Road in 1970’s so we had our property here. He started society in that time for working people from Muslim Community. In 1979 with the presence of Late Shri. Balasaheb Thackeray my father started developing Nayanagar on our property. On other side Shanti Star Builder’s Shri. Amrut Patel started developing Shanti nagar. This was the period when Mira Road started shaping up.
Q: who started the infrastructure evelopment and social services inMira Road?
Muzzafar Hussain: In 1985 Nagar Parishad started. Same time I became the President of Youth Congress and then I became Corporator of Mira Road.So you can say that from1985 the infrastructure development started. I played the biggest role in development of Mira Road.
Q: What you want to say to the politician,who claim your work as ther own and stands for the election?
Muzzafar Hussain: We are democratic country and here everyone have the right to choose their party, do their work and stand for election.Though they claim my work as theirs people know who Is right.
Q: Maharashtra Government is developing statue of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj what is your view on this?
Muzzafar Hussain: This statue was in plan from 2004 during the tenure of Late Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh and Late Shri. R.R.Patil. It took near about 8 to 9 years for clearance of all government department. And as we know Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is like God to Maharashtra the statue is worth needed.
Q: You are good social leader and Political leader in Mira Bhayander,why you limited your Growth to city level?
Muzzafar Hussain: In organizational growth I am working on national level from last 20 years, I was state president, now I am General Secretary, I have been spokeperson. Soon organization al levl I had immense growth. Unfortunately in 2009’s election we got big set back but other wise I was very successful in organizational and social level.
Q:Please tell us about the set back of 2009 election?
Muzzafar Hussain: In 2009 I didn’t get ticket for election and it was big loss to party because like Mira Road we lost in all district. If I had given the ticket, it was sure that we could have won 6 to 8 seats more because people have immense trust on me. And with that in 2014 elections so you could have seen different picture.
Q: Now a days in Mira Road many programs are shaping up under your leadership, we can see the environment of congress everywhere. Please comment.
Muzzafar Hussain: You can see that in every program I was there but there was not a single flag of party with me.Still people think that it’s Congress’s program then it is good for the Party.
Q: What new development you wants to see in Mira Road?
Muzzafar Hussain: Yes there are many things we have to develop for Mira-Bhayander city. Transport facility like Metro was in planning from Congress’s tenure. Now it will start its development.
Q:What your suggestions to Citizen of Mira Road and Our Readers?
Muzzafar Hussain: I have focused mainly on Education and HealthSector in my entire career. Having a strong belief in secularism and democracy. I was able to solve major infrastructure problems like Rationing Shop, Gas Connections, BEST Bus Services, Street Lights, Water, Drainage, Railway Stations, Railway Services, M.T.N.L, Cremation Ground, Kabrastan, Burial Ground, Joggers Park, Blood Bank, Muncipal Hospital, Library, Morgue Room, Various Number of gardens Parks.
Making Development plans with Muncipal Corporation and having about 375 public reservations for Schools, Hospitals, College, Auditorium, Theatres, Cinemas, Car Parks, Bus Depots, Slaughter House, Dumping Grounds, Cross Connecting Roads, soon. So helping others gi pleasure. And when somebody I getting educated due to my efforts then this is the best satisfaction I can get in my life.
Thanks from The Western Volunteer Team for giving your Precious time.