Silchar: Election time is the best time to create pressure on the people’s representatives for conceding to their burning issues. The threat of boycotting of polls is not a new phenomenon, but considered an effective weapon to hammer on the MLA and MP of the area. This tactics has been resorted to by the inhabitants of Kachudaram Part 1 in Sonai constituency of Cachar. In a memorandum submitted to the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar, Laya Madduri, today, residents of the cluster of villages, Manipuri Basti, Daspara, Nalapar and Chotoitila of Kachudaram, have narrated their woes and sufferings. Even after 70 years of Independence, they have no road connectivity worth the name. Nor do they have safe drinking water. Their repeated representations to the MLA of their area have gone unresponded.
The people, neglected and dejected, have pointed out how the lack of basic health structure has put them in hardship to get better care and treatment. Their tale is a mockery in the name of development which politicians speak and repeat. They have run from pillar to post to get their legitimate demands fulfilled, but of no avail. Pushed to the wall, around 1000 voters among the inhabitants, comprising Bengalis, Hindus and Muslims, Hindi speaking people and Manipuris, have decided to boycott polls for the parliamentary election to Silchar constituency. Their polling booth is 201 under Sonai. The decision was taken at a public meeting held on March 21 under the banner of Joint Action Committee, Kachudaram Part 1, presided over by Sushila Mishra.
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