Staff of a tea backyard in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district on Saturday stated that they’d not solid their votes within the upcoming meeting elections if their demand for a metalled street connecting the backyard with Nationwide Freeway 31 is just not met. The tea backyard employees below the banners of ‘Trinamool Congress Cha Mazdoor Union’, and the Adivasi Vikas Parishad’s ‘Sramik Sanghatan’ marched on the kuchcha street from the New Glencoe tea backyard to NH-31, elevating the slogan, “No street no vote”.
The employees stated that they’ve been assured various occasions of a pucca street which by no means materialised.
Due to this fact, they’ve determined to not solid their votes till they get a correct metalled street, they stated.
New Glencoe tea backyard falls inside the jurisdiction of Rangamati gram panchayat.
“Roads resulting in all different tea gardens on this gram panchayat have change into metalled. Just one is left,” the Pradhan of the gram panchayat, Ashok Chikboraik, stated.
The native MLA has taken up the matter and it was reported to the chairman of the Siliguri-Jalpaiguri Growth Authority, he stated.
“We are attempting our greatest to get the work accomplished,” Chikboraik stated.
The Block Growth Officer (BDO) of Mal block, Biman Chandra Das, stated that no written utility was despatched to his workplace relating to the issue.
The BDO stated that individuals mustn’t combine up their calls for with their democratic rights.
“We’ll go and attempt to persuade the folks there,” Das stated.
Meeting election is due within the state in April-Could.