Gujarat: No mobile tower, drinking water, electricity supply; villagers boycott bypolls in Kaprada, Morbi -Kamaal Saiyed and Gopal Kateshiya

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published Published on Nov 4, 2020   modified Modified on Nov 4, 2020

-The Indian Express

Twenty-six villages in Pardi taluka fall under the Kaprada Assembly seat. Tarmaliya, with around 700 voters, is located in the most interior parts of the constituency.

Rajkot, Surat: AROUND 40 students at Tarmaliya village in Pardi taluka of Valsad district, which falls in Kaprada Assembly constituency, boycotted the by-elections Tuesday for want of a mobile tower. In the absence of a mobile tower, the students claimed, they had to travel around three kilometres to avail Internet connection, essential for attending classes online during the coronavirus pandemic.

Twenty-six villages in Pardi taluka fall under the Kaprada Assembly seat. Tarmaliya, with around 700 voters, is located in the most interior parts of the constituency.

Lack of basic amenities, including drinking water and electricity, were also flagged by residents of Jummavadi and New Navlakhi localities in Morbi district, as they boycotted the bypolls in the constituency. The local residents said the state government had failed to prevent flood in the areas located near Navlakhi port, or meet their demand to declare the settlement a panchayat.

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The Indian Express, 4 November, 2020, https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/ahmedabad/gujarat-no-mobile-tower-drinking-water-electricity-supply-villagers-boycott-bypolls-in-kaprada-morbi-6933218/


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