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Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Balasore: Angry over the pathetic condition of roads and other problems persisting in the village in the aftermath of the recent flood, residents from Nandachaka village in Parikhi Panchayat (under Balasore Sadar block) have decided to boycott the by-election for the Assembly constituency, to be held on November 3.

The development comes at a time when election fever has gripped the Balasore Sadar Assembly constituency following the announcement of the poll notification and the full swing campaign preparations by various political parties.

More than 400 residents of the village have alleged that there has been no development in their area since a long time which made them think over not to participate in the democratic process.

“Elections do not make any difference to our lives though governments come and go. The condition of our village remains unchanged. Though our area has been completely ravaged by flood, nothing has been done to repair the damages. That is why all of us have decided to boycott the upcoming by-election,” a villager said.

Meanwhile, all major political parties have announced the name/s of their candidates for the by-polls in the Balasore Sadar and Tirtol Assembly seats.

The by-polls to both the seats were necessitated following the demise of sitting BJP MLA Madan Mohan Dutta (Balasore) and sitting BJD legislator Bishnu Das (Tritol).

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