Gujarat villagers rubbish Modis claim of development

December 13th, 2007 - 7:55 pm ICT by admin  

Rajivnagar (Gujarat), Dec 13 (ANI): Villagers of Rajivnagar town in Gujarat have rubbished Chief Minister Narendra Modis tall claims of development and good governance.

They vented their frustration over the lack of development, roads, hospitals and schools.

I have lived here for several years, but, development has been nil, there are no proper roads. Electricity is not much of a problem, but there is an acute shortage of drinking water, complains Raman Parmar, a local.

Villagers do not even possess a social security card. They also said that they couldnt use the water of the river as it is too polluted.

The river water is polluted as industries dump their waste into it. The water can neither be used for irrigation, nor, for drinking,” said Mansingh, another local.

First phase of polling in 87 out of 182 Assembly Constituencies were held on Tuesday.

The BJP managed to win 127 seats, while the Congress party was able to win only 51 seats in the 2002 Gujarat Assembly polls. The Janata Dal (United) and independents won two seats each.

The second phase of polling for the remaining 95 seats will be held on December 16, while the counting for votes will take place on December 23. (ANI)

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