Akshay Agarwal is a Public Policy Analyst and works on cross-sectoral impact of public policy. His interests lie in the areas of urban governance, environment policy, public institutions and health and nutrition policy. In the past, he has worked with a Member of Parliament and the Government of Karnataka's health department as a researcher.
Citizens often run to the MLA for sorting out every small issue — from potholes to drinking water. But what exactly is the role of a Member of the Legislative Assembly? And how does the voter know if he is carrying it out responsibly?