Barhampur : The ongoing Assam Panchayat Elections is churning out many ordinary as well as extra-ordinary and funny stories of the voters as well as leaders constantly in war against each other.
Not to forget the political comments and statements made by various political party workers targeting each other, there are a few who are also boycotting the polls altogether. And, the current Assam Panchayat election, which began from this morning with voting being held for the first phase of its two-part polls, is no different.
Some thousand-odd voters of Tetelisara in Barhampur has decided to boycott this panchayat election and arranged a public feast at the village. The residents are upset over the lack of basic amenities in their village.
Among their chief complaints is lack of water and no proper roads in their village.
Panchayat election boycott
Among their chief complaints is lack of water and no proper roads in their village. The villagers are also upset over irregular supply of electricity, the three utilities making a troika that often forms the basis of most parties’ poll promises.
Interestingly enough, the voters of Tetelisara are not just upset over the lack of amenities but also because, they claim, nobody either from the Congress, AGP or the BJP visited the village to listen to their problems.
Election boycott by Barhampur villagers
“No votes if we don’t get services” one villager said as another one challenged politicians to come to their village and show what “development” has happened there.
The Barhmapur polling station wore a deserted look with everybody boycotting the elections.