Sunday, February 5, 2023

Banna to sit on fast-unto-death against power woes


Jamshedpur : Congress MLA Banna Gupta will sit on fast-unto-death agitation from December 9 at Sonari in protest against power woes in areas under Jamshedpur West from where he is an elected representative on day two too.

Along with hundreds party workers the Congress leader will squat and raise slogans against the JSEB. Addressing the media, Gupta said that the authorities should immediately take steps to ensure cleanliness and better municipal facilities at the area.

He said that Jharkhand State Electricity Board ( JSEB) authorities had assured him to improve power supply in areas like Mango, Sonari and Kadma within the next fortnight.

Though the general manager gave him in writing but the situation is still pathetic. “I had given an ultima- tum to JSEB, Mango Notified Area Committee and Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee.

The welfare of the people is his first and only priority and he will fight for it,” he noted. Meanwhile Banna went on to add that though MNAC is in existence ever since 1975 but the development of Mango areas have been far from satisfactory. The authorities have never paid heed to the problems of minorities.

During the rainy season the roads turned into that makes their life hell. The rain water enters in this trough formed due to lack of repairs and caused problems for the commuters.

Many twowheelers had met with an accident in the area, especially at night, for not being able to anticipate the problem. Gupta, the Jamshedpur ( West) MLA said that he was forced to start an agitation as often residents come up with complaints against JSEB power supply.

” I was hoping that things will change for better. But I was wrong,” said Gupta.

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