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Hastinapur voters boycott polls

Hastinapur voters boycott polls
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About 1,800 voters in the Hastinapur division of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) have boycotted the civic body election alleging that their area was completely ignored by the district and GHMC officials including former Corporators, for several years. 

Hyderabad: About 1,800 voters in the Hastinapur division of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) have boycotted the civic body election alleging that their area was completely ignored by the district and GHMC officials including former Corporators, for several years.

On Tuesday morning, they have staged a protest at a polling station in Roshandowla village, which falls under the LB Nagar Assembly constituency. "We are denied of basic civic amenities like drinking water, sanitation and proper roads. Our problems were never solved.

The government officials and politicians have even refused to visit our colonies despite repeated representations", said Yadamma, one among the 1,800 protestors. "Why should we vote when our issues are not addressed," she questioned.

The protesting group was eventually convinced to take part in voting by the Ranga Reddy district revenue officials, who assured them that their issues would be addressed at the earliest. The residents have ended their hours-long protest and participated in the voting upon securing the officials assurance.

Meanwhile, in another incident, about 500 TSRTC employees staged a protest near Uppal bus depot. The employees protested against the RTC management for not granting them leave to participate in the GHMC election even after the State Government declaring a public holiday on Tuesday.

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