Watch: Residents of Purulia in West Bengal refuse to vote in protest

On the first day of the phase-I of  West Bengal Assembly polls, residents of Chiruvita and Pialsol villages in Purulia district refused to cast their votes citing the government's inefficiency in fixing water scarcity and road problems in the village.

Mostly women, the protesters were seen shouting slogans and demanding their needs be met immediately. One of the women expressed how the roads are in poor condition, plagued with potholes  and their difficulty in reaching the market area and even mentioned how its a lot harder for children to commute to school.

The first phase of the West Bengal elections saw people in 18 constituencies, out of 294, cast their votes.

 


Updated Date: Apr 05, 2016 19:42 PM

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