Uttarakhand Election 2017: Lack of water, medical facilities key issues in state, say voters
With the hill state of Uttarakhand heading for Assembly polls on 15 February, voters have identified the water scarcity and lack of adequate medical facilities as key issues that will determine the outcome
With the hill state of Uttarakhand heading for Assembly polls on 15 February, voters have identified the key issues that they feel will determine the election outcome.
Speaking to Firstpost, a section of the state's voters from Landsdowne constituency said water scarcity and medical treatment facilities are the biggest issues.
"There is just one government hospital here, at Cantonment Board. Other than this, the nearest hospital is located about seven kilometres away. Even there, they just have two doctors," said one voter, identifying himself as Dinesh Joshi.
"Water becomes a problem in the summer. We depend on tankers, which bring water here in the summer months. The hotels and commercial establishments all purchase water," he said.
Union ministers Hardeep Singh Puri and Meenakshi Lekhi have been named co-incharges for the Punjab polls along with MP Vinod Chavda
The yatra was previously suspended for a period of three months by the Uttarkhand High Court owing to COVID-19 infections
Keeping in mind the COVID-19 rules and regulations, the court has ordered to start off the Chardham Yatra.