"My commitment for 'vikas' (progress) stands. And I am not doing this for dikhawa. I will show that I am a person of values - I have been given that kind of an upbringing & I will live it."
Hema says it was her prior commitment that took her to the US. A successful danseuse, she was in the US for her performances and said she had committed to the trip in 2013. While in the US, she has tried to work out ways to bring about progress in Mathura. "I have achieved so much for Mathura here. Highly qualified eye doctors are ready to set up camps in Mathura. I have told u abt the Trust. Bk in India I have to start its counterpart so that funds can be remitted for Mathura's vikas," worte the actress now on her way to India via London. "(Nitin) Gadkariji tells me that the road improvement will start getting funds frm the Centre now. We have to identify impt roads for the project. I have fixed up an office in Mathura frm where I will be functioning. Identifying a residence also. Soon all the spadework will bear fruit," she tweeted Thursday.
The rising inflation rate has become a matter of concern for people in her region who blame the government for adding to their woes, but Hema blames drought for the price rise. "What makes u think that prices are high only in Mathura? This is a nation wide phenomenon & every one is suffering. The drought the country is facing is responsible for the rise in prices - not any MP or govt.! Am I in charge of the weather also?"