The Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) has urged the State government to bring Beedi Colony here in the jurisdiction of the Mandya City Municipal Council (CMC), which will help improve infrastructure in the area.

Members of SDPI and residents of the colony staged a protest near Sanjay Circle off Bangalore–Mysore Highway here on Thursday, demanding basic infrastructure for the colony.

They said the colony lacked streetlights, drinking water, roads, toilets and underground drainage system.

The residents had been demanding the government to bring the locality in the CMC jurisdiction for years.

If the colony was brought under CMC limits, civic authorities could take up development works in the colony, Abdul Siddiqui, SDPI activist, told The Hindu .

The residents have been staging protests from several years.

The residents raised slogans against Mandya district in-charge Minister C.P. Yogeshwar, CMC president Arun Kumar, and CMC Commissioner S. Prakash for “ignoring” their demands.

Later, they took out a rally to the CMC office and submitted a memorandum to officials.

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