UP civic polls: ‘Shamshan’, ‘kabristan’, CCTVs among Congress promises

It promised roads, lanes and localities free from garbage, streets lights, clean drinking water, measures to prevent the spread of diseases through mosquitoes, and a planned drainage sewage line.

Written by Maulshree Seth | Lucknow | Published: November 16, 2017 5:15 am
Madhya Pradesh bypoll, Chitrakoot elections, Chitrakoot bypoll, Congress MLA Prem Singh, Nilanshu Chaturvedi, Dayal Tripathi, Madhya Pradesh news Congress starts campaigning for UP civic polls. (File)

The Congress on Wednesday released its manifesto for the upcoming civic polls in Uttar Pradesh, promising to focus on “empowering local bodies through constitutional amendments”. The vision document, which carried a photograph of late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, referred to him as an inspiration for the new local body policy, and stated that the Congress’s priority would be to ensure that those living in panchayat, block, town areas and municipal corporations areas get access to a “high standard of living”.

It promised roads, lanes and localities free from garbage, streets lights, clean drinking water, measures to prevent the spread of diseases through mosquitoes, and a planned drainage sewage line.

Also included in its list of promised amenities is the construction of both shamshan (cremation ground) and kabristan (graveyard) in newly developed localities, as well as electric cremation facilities, apart from the installation of CCTV cameras near educational institutions.

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