UP: Villagers to boycott 2017 Assembly elections over lack of polling centre

The villagers have to travel 6 KM to Basaich village to cast votes.

By: PTI | Muzaffarnagar | Published:October 6, 2016 11:48 am

The residents of Akhlakpur village here have decided to boycott the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections for want of a polling centre. Leading a group of protesters, gram pradhan Mustakim Ahmad said Wednesday that they have decided to boycott the upcoming Assembly elections as the village lacked a polling centre.

He said the villagers have to travel 6 KM to Basaich village to cast votes.

Ahmed added that they have been demanding setting up of a polling centre in Akhlakpur village but the authorities concerned have paid no heed to their pleas.

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