Villagers threaten to boycott LS poll
Even as the campaign for the Lok Sabha elections is gaining momentum, residents of Karisalkulam village in this Southern District of Tamil Nadu tied black flags to their houses and threatened to boycott the polls in protest against the lack of basic amenities.
The residents had put up a banner stating that though the village had a population of about 1500 people, it had no proper roads, drinking water facilities or other basic amenities.
The candidates of various political parties had promised to fulfill their demands in every election whether it was assembly or Parliament but nothing happened after the polls, they alleged.
To express their frustration over the undue delay in fulfilling their long pending demands, the villagers have decided to boycott the Lok Sabha elections on April 24.
Though their demands could not be fulfilled before the election as the model code of conduct was in force, senior police and revenue officials were holding talks with the agitating residents to pacify them.
(Posted on 01-04-2014)