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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Voters choose poll boycott to protest lack of amenities

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By
May 06, 2019 11:52 AM IST

People of Sabar tribe in Purulia’s Bandwan area in West Bengal called for a boycott of Lok Sabha elections alleging unavailability of electricity in their houses.

As people voted on Thursday in 51 constituencies across 7 states, a few booths wore a deserted look as voters kept away to express resentment over alleged lack of basic amenities in a growing trend of boycott as means of protest,

In Rajasthan’s Bharatpur voters in Rahmanpura, Bajrang Vihar and Kauwa Ka Nangla areas also called for a boycott over alleged shortage of water and motorable roads.(HT Photo/ Representative Image)
In Rajasthan’s Bharatpur voters in Rahmanpura, Bajrang Vihar and Kauwa Ka Nangla areas also called for a boycott over alleged shortage of water and motorable roads.(HT Photo/ Representative Image)

People of Sabar tribe in Purulia’s Bandwan area in West Bengal called for a boycott of Lok Sabha elections alleging unavailability of electricity in their houses.

A villager said, “electricity department had said we would get free electricity but they later asked for 4000, how would we pay that amount”.

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In Rajasthan’s Bharatpur voters in Rahmanpura, Bajrang Vihar and Kauwa Ka Nangla areas also called for a boycott over alleged shortage of water and motorable roads.

At several booths in Chhattisgarh, which voted in first three phases, banners were seen urging people to boycott polls over the lack of basic amenities like drinking water and government apathy

Spme villagers of Balawas village under Hisar-1st block and Nalwa assembly segment of Hisar district, which goes to polls on May 12, have decided to boycott the Lok Sabha elections, alleging local administration and government apathy.

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The villagers have begun staging dharnas and the locals say they will not allow any political party to come to the village for campaigning.

At several villages in UP’s Gorakhpur district, banners could be seen on main roads asking politicians who come seeking votes to keep away. All this to protest the government’s decision to divert the Rapti river that flows past their villages.

In Maharashtra Kolhapur constituency, which voted on April 23, several villagers kept away from the polls to protest lack of any work on the Dhamami dam, which was sanctioned in 1995.

In Tamil Nadu, villagers of Nagaraja Kandigai called for a boycott to protest pollution caused by the local sponge iron plant.

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Constituency Sitting MP
Bihar
Sitamarhi Ram Kumar Sharma, RLSP
Madhubani Chaudhary Hukumdev Narayan Yadav, BJP
Muzaffarpur Ajay Nishad, BJP
Saran Rajiv Pratap Rudy, BJP
Hajipur Ramvilas Paswan, LJP
Jammu and Kashmir
Ladakh Thupstan Chhewang, BJP
Anantnag Seat is vacant (PDP’s Mehbooba Mufti quit after becoming CM of the state)
Madhya Pradesh
Tikamgarh Virendra Kumar Khatik, BJP
Damoh Prahalad Singh Patel, BJP
Khajuraho Nagendra Singh, BJP
Satna Ganesh Singh
Rewa Janardan Mishra, BJP
Hoshangabad Uday Pratap Singh
Betul  Jyoti Dhurve, BJP
Rajasthan
Ganganagar Nihalchand Meghwal, BJP
Bikaner Arun Ram Meghwal, BJP
Churu Rahul Kaswan, BJP
Jhunjhunu  Santosh Ahlawat, BJP
Sikar Sumedhanand Saraswati, BJP
Jaipur Rural Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, BJP
Jaipur Ramcharan Bohara, BJP
Alwar Chand Nath, BJP
Bharatpur Bahadur Singh, BJP
Karauli-Dholpur Manoj Rajoria, BJP
Dausa Harish Chandra Meena, BJP
Nagaur  C R Choudhary, BJP
Constituency Sitting MP
Jharkhand
Kodarma Ravindra Kumar Ray, BJP
Ranchi Ram Tahal Choudhary, BJP
Khunti Kariya Munda, BJP
Hazaribagh Jayant Sinha, BJP
Uttar Pradesh
Dharuhera Rekha Verma, BJP
Sitapur Rajesh Verma, BJP
Mohanlalganj Kaushal Kishore, BJP
Lucknow Rajnath Singh, BJP
Rae Bareli Sonia Gandhi, Congress
Amethi Rahul Gandhi, Congress
Banda Bhairon Prasad Mishra, BJP
Fatehpur Niranjan Jyoti, BJP
Kaushambi Vinod Sonkar, BJP
Barabanki Priyanka Singh Rawat, BJP
Faizabad  Lallu Singh, BJP
Bahraich Savitri Bai Phule, BJP
Kaiserganj Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, BJP
Gonda Kirti Vardhan Singh, BJP
West Bengal
Bangaon Mamata Thakur, Trinamool Congress
Barrackpur Dinesh Trivedi, Trinamool Congress
Howrah Prasun Banerjee, Trinamool Congress
Uluberia Sajda Ahmed, Trinamool Congress
Sreerampur Kalyan Banerjee, Trinamool Congress
Hooghly  Dr Ratna De, Trinamool Congress
Arambag Aparupa Poddar, Trinamool Congress
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