Jind villagers want it in writing

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Rohtak
  • Updated: Sep 21, 2014 19:47 IST

Hurt by hollow promises, a panchayat in Jind village has unanimously passed a resolution to get done the ground work on sex ratio improvement and a solution to the potable water issue by seeking written affidavits from candidates who will come to seek votes in run-up to the assembly elections.

The Bibipur village panchayat, after a discussion on Saturday, told mediapersons that now they want candidates to give it in writing, so that in case politicians fail to deliver they can move court.

Sarpanch Sunil Jaglan said while they have taken several initiatives on their side to improve sex ratio and resolve the potable water issue, the support they need from the government side is not there.

He added that they do not want to be fooled by politicians anymore and the idea behind seeking affidavits is to pressurise an elected representative so that he/she cannot backtrack.

The sarpanch said the village has people owing allegiance to all political parties from the Congress, BJP to INLD, but despite differences all of them agreed to it as these two are common problems cutting across caste and economic status.

He claimed that sarpanchs of several other villages in Jind district were also in touch with him and they too want to emulate the same formula to ensure that development works are carried out.

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