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AAP names potholes after politicians in Bhopal

india Updated: Aug 25, 2016 20:14 IST
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AAP workers plant saplings in potholes in Bhopal to protest the bad condition of roads in the city.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

In an offbeat way to highlight the condition of roads in Bhopal, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) planted saplings in potholes on Thursday and named those after politicians in the state.

Led by party’s Madhya Pradesh coordinator Alok Agrawal, AAP workers party workers planted saplings in the potholes on the roads in Jinsi area of the city. They named those potholes after politicians, including state PWD minister Rampal Singh and cooperative minister Vishwas Sarang.

“Before the local body elections in Bhopal (held last year), nearly 800km long roads were re-constructed, but majority of those now are now badly damaged,” Agrawal said.

“These roads are under performance guarantee scheme, but the state government is not taking any action against the contractors. Though the government blames excess rains for the present situation, the fact is that corruption is more responsible for that,” he added.

Listing the party’s demands, Agrawal said these roads should be repaired in the next 15 days, stern action should be taken against contractors responsible for the plight of roads and a high-level committee should be formed to probe the matter for taking action against concerned officials.

The party also warned of launching an agitation on the issue if the demands are not met.

“If AAP’s demands are not fulfilled, the party will stage a major protest against the state government,” Agrawal said.