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Village to boycott polls to protest lack of amenities

Irked by the lack of official response in providing them basic facilities, a village near Katpadi has decided to raise black flags and boycott the ensuing parliamentary elections on April 18. The decision was taken by the area council on Wednesday.

Village to boycott polls to protest lack of amenities


Anjalur near Christianpet on Vellore-Chittoor highway, which has around 93 houses and 300 voters, called for a meeting of residents on Wednesday chaired by ex-serviceman K Chinnappan.

The residents complained that basic facilities were not provided for financially backward families even after repeated appeals and even moving the court.

They demand pattas for all families and a provision of funds from the State and Central governments to build houses for them.

They also pointed out that one street is a part of two different wards and its residents can't cast votes due to this. They demanded the entire street to be attached to a single ward.

In the meeting, the residents of the village decided to sport black flags at all houses and also boycott the April 18 election if no action is taken.

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