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Six Villages Boycotted Lok Sabha Vote.

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Amarpur, 26th of April 2024 : The booth centre 03 of 41 Ampi nagar constituency remained empty today from 7 am to 5 pm; no one was appeared in the booth centre to give vote. As the decision was taken by villagers earlier to boycott the Lok Sabha election vote abundant security forces including police personnel under the supervision of Ampi PS SDPO were sent to maintain law and order in this booth. Police officers of Ampi PS tried to convince people to vote but no consequence has been appeared. The booth managing officials and BSF security force were present in the booth centre all day long.

Villagers said that a group of people around 50 persons came from outside to interfere in the booth centre but local villagers chased them out. As per the local Kaipeng inhabitants of the locality, due to not availing government amenities total six villages have boycotted this Lok Sabha election. A press conference was  conducted some days back by the villagers, Sontang no 1, Sontang no 2, Sontang no 3, Gandaek, Champatali and Nupanggrumva village under Ampi Nagar 41 constituency in Gumati Tripura where all together had decided to boycott the Lok Sabha election.  Sources said, about 700 voters of these six villages are in great wrath specially for the dilapidated road in their locality which is lying in critical condition for last many decades. Deficiency of water management as well as electricity deprivation villagers have been suffering for last many years. These Kaipeng dominated villages had appealed many times to solve their village problems but no one of the administrative body cared for them. The muddy roads, specially in monsoon period create boundless suffering for the villagers and school students.

One of the villagers said, “The political party leaders visit us only before every election and give us fraud expectation for all kinds of govt. amenities but after the election they all disappeared. We have been neglected for last many decades. It is our fundamental right to gain government amenities as we also providing taxes to government; then why we have to live in deprivation decade after decade without electricity, water and road? We, Kaipeng people are in miserable condition in poverty and it is the government responsibility to make us developed proportional with other communities in the state. It is totally opposite phenomenon of ‘Sab Ka Sath, Sab Ka Bikash’! Until the government concentrate over our social problems we will not cooperate with the administration.” 

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