JD(U) takes on Dharam Singh

Special Correspondent

GULBARGA: The district unit of Janata Dal (United) on Sunday accused Chief Minister N. Dharam Singh of neglecting the Jewargi Assembly constituency, which has elected him to the Assembly for the last eight terms.

Working President of the party Raju Kulageri said at a press conference here that the taluk was ranked the lowest by the High Power Committee on the Redressal of Regional Imbalances. Most of the villages in the taluk do not have basic amenities and there are no proper bus services in around 50 villages in the taluk.

He alleged that the Chief Minister has failed to take up development works in his constituency and is behind the move to gag the voices of protest against the lack of development in the taluk. The Chief Minister was involved in issuing directions to the Jewargi police to prevent Janata Dal (U) from organising a dharna a few days ago in Jewargi town to highlight the failures of Mr. Singh in taking up development work in the taluk, he alleged.

Mr. Kulageri said the police prevented Janata Dal (U) workers from holding the dharna and arrested them. He said that Janata Dal (U) workers will not be intimidated by these actions and will step up their campaign to expose the lack of development in the constituency.

He said this will be the main issue in the zilla and taluk panchayat elections and the Janata Dal (U) will start a campaign to distribute pamphlets in all 33 gram panchayats in Jewargi taluk describing the problems.

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