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3,000 Panipat residents to boycott poll

December 10, 2018 05:46 AM


3,000 Panipat residents to boycott poll
Panipat, December 9

About 3,000 residents of Babarpur mandi here on Sunday announced to boycott the Municipal Corporation (MC) elections. They demanded exclusion of their area from the MC jurisdiction.

The decision was taken during a mahapanchyat in Babarpur mandi.

Members of the mahapanchayat said Babarpur mandi was included in the Panipat MC in 2012 to ensure its speedy development. “Six years hence, no MC official has paid heed to our problems. Before inclusion in the MC, Babarpur mandi was under the jurisdiction of Kachroli village. At that time, we never faced any problem,” said one of the residents Punit Ahuja.
After getting information about the poll boycott, Transport Minister Krishan Lal Panwar reached Babarpur mandi and tried to pacify residents.

He assured residents of taking up their demands with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and appealed to them to cast their vote on December 16.

The resident, however, remained adamant, Ahuja added. — TNS


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