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Civic development should include urban poor: CPI(M)

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For a cause: CPI(M) leaders B. V. Raghavulu and others submitting a memorandum to the Collector in Warangal on Tuesday.
For a cause: CPI(M) leaders B. V. Raghavulu and others submitting a memorandum to the Collector in Warangal on Tuesday.

Staff Reporter

Slums in cities are devoid of basic amenities, says Raghavulu

Party takes out rally to the Collectorate

10,000 petitions gathered from residents

WARANGAL: CPI(M) State secretary B. V. Raghavulu demanded that the Municipal Corporation come out with a comprehensive development plan that includes poor and marginal sections in urban areas.

Mr. Raghavulu said the urban poor live in slums devoid of basic facilities such as street lights, sanitation, housing and roads.

The government had always been driving away the poor people to the outskirts without including them in the development plan of any town or city. The lofty welfare schemes that were aimed at benefiting the poor somehow fail to reach the urban poor.

He alleged that the administrators and public representatives were not making any attempts to solve problems as they lacked proper vision. “The developmental plans are not being made keeping in view the future growth and hence the shortages and deprivation,” he pointed out.

On conclusion of the 15-day padayatra on Tuesday the CPI(M) district unit leaders took out a rally from various localities to the district Collectorate and submitted a memorandum to the Collector. The leaders went door-to-door enlisting support of people and received over 10,000 petitions from the residents regarding problems such as sanitation, poor drinking water among other things. The CPI(M) leaders walked 450 km during the last fortnight covering 53 divisions in Warangal Municipal Corporation area.

Party leaders – G. Nagaiah, Mettu Srinivas, T. Uppaliah, Ragula Ramesh, A. Rani, K. Madhavi, M. Ashok and others were present.


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