Addagudde residents firm on LS poll boycott

Addagudde residents firm on LS poll boycott

After the residents of ST colony in Addagudde announced of boycotting Lok Sabha election, a team of elected representatives visited the colony to convince the residents to exercise their franchise.

However, the villagers were firm on their stand that they would not withdraw their decision until and unless the deputy commissioner visits them and inspects their plight. 

The villagers of Addagudde in Oorubage gram panchayat in Mudigere taluk had announced of boycotting the election as their village is deprived of basic facilities like drinking water, road and bridge.

As the news spread, village accountant and revenue inspector visited the village and requested the villagers to withdraw their decision. Department of Public Instruction Deputy Director J B Rajappa too visited the village and promised the villagers of opening a school in the village.

A team of elected representatives including Zilla Panchayat member V K Shive Gowda, Gram Panchayat President Raveendra, Town Panchayat member Dharmapal and others visited the village on Saturday and promised them of providing drinking water facility, shifting the PDS to Gowdalli and repair of the road. 

They requested the villagers to withdraw their decision, for which the villagers did not budge.

The residents said that there is no bridge to connect the village. The deputy commissioner should visit and inspect our condition. 

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