Miffed, people boycott polls in Kalasa villages

All people of Nagarakogige village in Kalasa taluk have boycotted elections, following the lack of response from elected representatives towards the road problems.

They were supposed to vote at the polling booth in Kelabhaga. There are about 60 voters comprising the members of 15 tribal families and 10 other families.

“From many years, the local people have been urging to develop the Ragihalli-Nagarakodige Road. The villagers had warned of boycotting the earlier Assembly elections. But, they withdrew the boycott after the taluk administration promised to solve the road issue. But, the administration did not keep up the promise,” local resident Srikanth Kelabhaga said.

‘No RTC’

Around 681 people from Mallenahalli, Siddapura and Tyagadabagi Thanda tribal hamlet, who come under the limits of booth number 186, too, have boycotted elections.

“The residents said that despite living in the place for the last fifty years, the villages have not been mentioned in government records and the residents have not been provided with RTC documents. Therefore, they have boycott the elections,” said the
voters.

Voters of polling booth 186, from Malligenahalli in Tarikere taluk Lingadahalli hobli, boycotted elections, following their demands for title
deeds.

The efforts by the officials to persuade the people to come to the polling booths went in
vain.

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