Residents of Badanodi, Neralakatte decide to boycott polls

Residents of Badanodi, Neralakatte decide to boycott polls

Residents of Badanodi, Neralakatte decide to boycott polls

“We have been seeking the elected representatives to construct a bridge across a stream which flows near Badanodi in Machina village for the last 20 years. However, none of the elected representatives have fulfilled their promises so far,” said the residents.

Demanding a bridge, the residents have decided to boycott the election. A stream flows between Machina and Kaniyoor. Without a bridge, the residents have a harrowing experience during monsoon. They have to depend on a small wooden plank to cross the stream. Badanodi, Kalayi, Peroor, Madekkila, Attathodi, Lavudapalke, Bangalay, Neroldapalke and Kukkila villages have been demanding a bridge across the stream for the last several years.

Residents said “there are over 100 families residing in villages. School going children, women find it difficult to cross the stream when the stream overflows during monsoon.”
During flood, the residents have to travel 12 km extra via Piligoodu-Kalleri to reach Ballamanja. “Till our demand for a bridge is not met, we will not exercise our franchise,” said Jayasena, Monappa Gowda.

Alleging that the authorities have failed to provide a connecting road, the villagers of Kajuvalli, Nekkare and Devasya have decided to boycott the election. The residents of Kaajuvalli, Devasya, Nekkare, Jaldka have urged to develop a road from Kajuvalli mini bridge to Devasya.  

Demanding the asphaltation of road from Neralakatte to Brahmarakodi in Hosabettu gram panchayat, the villagers have decided to boycott the election.

A banner which has been hung at the entrance of Neralakatte road said “the elected representatives have neglected the infrastructure facilities. Inspite of demanding asphaltation of road, it has not been fulfilled. The political parties need not come for seeking vote till the road from Neralakatte to Brahmarakodi is asphlated.”

There are more than 400 families residing in the region. The people of the region have to depend on this road to reach Moodbidri.

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