Darshan Puttannaiah


Darshan Puttannaiah, 41, is the founder and CEO of Qwinix Technologies, an application development and IT service provider company headquartered in Denver, U.S with offices in Costa Rica, Dubai, and Mysore. A graduate from the University of Mysore, Mr. Darshan Puttannaiah shifted to the U.S. long ago.

Darshan has been active with Child Rights Movement when he was away but kept in touch with the farmers' issues. He has been the campaign manager when his father won in 2013. He syd: ``I understand it is not just the drought, year after year, failing crops, mounting loans and unreal minimum support price (MSP), but also inadequate access to healthcare, crop patterns, cropping methods, dependence on water, unemployment, primary education... are the issues.

Sharing of river waters and climate change are bigger issues. But be it a farmer or a worker, teacher or a student, migrant or a middle-class employee, I want every citizen to know their rights and claim their rights.

My understanding of politics is very simple. Be honest and sincere. Be with the people. Be accessible whether one is in power or not. Once you connect to the people’s pulse and understand the overall paradigm of development that is people-centric, we can bring back swaraj.

So, being a political novice is an advantage to usher in the Swaraj India brand of politics: Bringing probity, accountability and transparency into every sphere of political life. Then rooting out black money, corruption, communalism, and bad governance becomes easy.

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