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Jamshedpur BJP activists stage dharna against civic issues at JNAC office

People fed up with JNAC’s style of functioning: Bidyut Baran

Minister Banna Gupta apathetic to people’s plight: Deepak Prakash

Mail News Service

Jamshedpur, April 25: Rajya Sabha MP Deepak Prakash Monday targeted state Health Minister Banna Gupta for the lack of civic amenities in different localities of the city. He said the Minister was not bothered about the people and their various problems and that he had failed to address relevant issues of his own constituency.

Prakash was accompanied by Jamshedpur MP Bidyut Baran Mahato and various other state BJP leaders as he addressed a gathering of party workers during a demonstration before the Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) office at Sakchi to raise issues related to civic amenities across the city.

Prakash said the problem of water scarcity had aggravated beyond cure in different parts of the city under the JNAC. In almost all the localities, civic amenities are not available to the masses.

“Be it clean drinking water, new water connection, cleanliness, street illumination, hand-pumps, sewerage line or pension for widows, senior citizens and physically challenged people, all issues have been neglected continuously by the powers-that-be in the state. People are totally fed up with the current situation as it has now become intolerable for them,” said the Rajya Sabha member.

Prakash hit out at the JMM-Congress-RJD combine in the state was only interested in robbing the state of its precious resources.

Bidyut Baran too, lambasted the government for the lack of civic amenities in JNAC area. He said the working style of government officials in the state was against development and the people were now losing patience. “There is neither water nor electricity in the localities. People have to run from pillar to post to get a small work done in the state government offices. We will not bear it anymore as public issues should be given top priority,” he said.

Former state BJP president Dr Dineshanand Goswami expressed concern about the local issues. He said the government offices were at the mercy of bureaucrats and development work had taken a backseat. He said illegal mining was on in full swing across the state and claimed that it was being patronized by the state government.

Thousands of BJP workers gathered at Sakchi parking area in the morning to participate in the agitation programme. They held posters and banners to register their protest as they marched to the JNAC office under the leadership of Deepak Prakash.

BJP leaders handed over memorandum to the JNAC Special Officer Krishna Kumar to demand early solution to civic issues. District BJP president Gunjan Yadav was accompanied by the presidents of 11 Mandal unit presidents of BJP on this occasion.

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