Loksabha election

Monday, April 13, 2009

Madhya Pradesh villages boycott Lok sabha elections 2009

CHHINDWARA: More than 30,000 voters in as many as 32 villages of this district in Madhya Pradesh have decided to boycott the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, after these areas allegedly submerged in the waters of the Pench river thermal power project here.

"People of 32 villages have come under submersion in the waters of Pench Project have decided to boycott the polls and we are going to take a pledge in this regard tomorrow at Ravindra Bhawan in Bhopal," Kisan Sangarsh Samiti (KSS) leader Aradhana Bhargava said.

Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar will also be present at the poll boycott pledge taking ceremony in Bhopal, she said.

Congress nominee and commerce and industry minister Kamal Nath is seeking re-election from Chhindwara parliamentary seat on April 23 2009

Also, the displaced lot of the catchment areas is not allowing politicians to enter their villages for poll purposes, Bhargava added.

Source : Times of India News Paper


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