Communists protest against water and electricity shortage in Bihar

May 24th, 2008 - 9:58 am ICT by admin  

Patna, May 24 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) activists disrupted traffic and set up road blockages with the help of burnt tyres and water containers in protest against the Bihar Government’s inability to end the shortage of water and electricity across the state.

Raising slogans against State Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the activists claimed that the general public has been suffering for almost a week, and inspite repeated written reminders, the State Administration had not budged to rectify what was an alarming situation.

“It has been five days now since we have been suffering without water. As far as electricity is concerned, we just get one to two hours in a day. People here are facing a severe problem in so far as managing even a glass of water. We have written so many times to the administration of the Nitish Kumar Government, but nobody is taking any action,” claimed Murtaza Ali, a CPI (ML) leader.

Summer months have always brought misery to people across the country, particularly in Bihar. Power and water shortage hit several million households in the months of May and June. (ANI)

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