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Kurukshetra MP adopts village that didn’t vote him

punjab Updated: Nov 11, 2014 23:52 IST
Vishal Joshi
Vishal Joshi
Hindustan Times
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Under the Centre’s Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, Raj Kumar Saini, member of the Lok Sabha from Kurukshetra, has adopted Sanghan village in Kaithal district for its development.

Saini said here on Tuesday that during his thanksgiving tour of the villagers after being elected, he had found this village in the most pathetic state. “Adopting it was an apolitical thing. In the parliamentary elections, I received fewer votes from here than any of my main opponents. On my visit to the village, its people told me about the absence of basic infrastructure. Their plight moved me,” said the MP.

Initially, he had proposed to adopt Sajooma village but the Kaithal district administration objected, since under the Centre’s scheme, the MPs can adopt only villages with a population of less than 5,000. Located near Gulha-Cheeka twin township, the village is part of Kaithal assembly constituency represented by senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala.

Sanghan is home to 3,911 people. An affluent businessman, Saini, said he had planned better healthcare and road connectivity first for the village. “Surjewala boasted of unprecedented development in Kaithal district during the 10-year rule of the Congress in Haryana but Sanghan is one of the many examples that belie his claim,” said the MP.

The village needs clean drinking water and education. “I have promised them improvement,” said Saini.