People of Dabbari, Kathaltali and Sechuria villages today threatened the local BJP leaders of forgetting the party forever if their demands were not met. Speaking to this correspondent, one of the local veterans said, before the last assembly elections the BJP leaders promised us of better roads and better potable water facilities but the new government only recently entered to a new year but no noticeable steps have been taken to address our woes.
All the three remote villages of Ambassa subdivision fall under Salema block of Dhalai district and were considered to be strong bastion of Left votes. During the assembly elections, people of the villages were assured of all the facilities they are deprived of. In order to make a strong statement, people of the villages today staged at Ambassa-Kamalpur highway. The road blockade that lasted for 2 hours brought the vehicular activities of the road to a standstill.
Getting informed, police officials of Kachucherra and Salema police station swung into action. Several leaders of the local Mondal also went to the spot and attempted to convince the locals. Later on, the road blockade that started 7 am in the morning ended near about 9 am after intervention of police forces but, the agitators also gave an ultimatum of one month to resolve their issues.
The main problem of ours is drinking water and transport. There are tube-wells, wells and water supply connectivity but most of the sources of water are out of work. On the other hand, constructing a road that could connect Dabbari to Ambassa Bazar is a longstanding demand which was neither addressed in the Left nor in the time of new government.