Will they fulfill their promise?
OT, April 6, 2012 19:20 IST
Candidates, who are contesting the MCD elections 2012, are making tall claims about development. But none of them have done anything for the locality. Even two sitting councilors of the Congress have shown no interest towards developmental projects.
The locality: two wards 206 and 205 that will elect new councilors soon, continue to be neglected with garbage piled up on roadsides, rotten carcass of dogs and cats visible at some places, water logging throughout the year and poor roads.
The biggest headache for residents is encroachment on roadsides. When the Shibli road on Shaheen Bagh was widened, residents had heaved a sigh of relief. But overnight, new workshops have mushroomed and travelling has become a nightmare.
Some residents in Batla House have hard times as ruffians stand outside their houses at night time, creating a ruckus. With no help coming from RWA members, some residents have left everything to their fate.
Also, many are so disillusioned that in public and private they accept the fact that the area can never improve. Chances are that many residents may not participate in the MCD election 2012 that is going to take place on April 15. For them election makes no sense as they strongly feel that the new leader too would turn out to be inactive.
They have been let down by their representatives. In the last five years the area has seen little development. The misery continues to brew. Most of the problems have started since construction work in the area began.
Moreover, the lack of civil society and pressure group in the locality has also added to residents’ misery. There is no civil society candidate. The residents are a divided house. And the outcome of the election is decided on regional line. Emotional issues get the upper hand. Leaders know this well and after being elected to the hot seat they get busy in fulfilling their own dream.
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