Dudu Basantgarh :24th,March,16 The inhabitants of villages Rasli Gaderan, Rasli Thakrai, Chatrairi and Majouri of Basantgarh Block today held a massive demonstration at Majouri and blocked the Ramnagar-Basantgarh road at Majouri in protest against the total neglect of their respective areas in the matter of development. The protestors raised slogans against MLA Ramnagar and sought his resignation for belying the hopes and aspirations of the people. The protesters staged a dharna resulting in blockage of the vehicular traffic for about three hours and suspended their dharna only upon the assurance of SDM Basantgarh for redressal of their grievances.
The protestors who agitated the all-round neglect of the area were assured of posting of adequate staff in various schools of the area and to immediately post adequate staff in Middle school Mandu Dharmal which had gone defunct. The protestors said that several attachments of teachers had been allowed to continue despite Governor’s directions for detachment. They said that large scale attachments of teachers at prized locations at the behest of vested interests had created deficiency in remote area schools with students suffering badly. The protestors further raked the issue of ration crises with the ration dealers indulging in black-marketing and other corrupt practices. They further expressed grave concern over the acute power crisis in the area with damaged transformers not being replaced for months together. They said that the MLA was not seen anywhere during the past 1 year and all his tall promises of development doled out to the people had turned into mere rhetoric.
Prominent among those who addressed the gathering included Mr. Balwant Singh Ex-Sarpanch, Ashok Malkan, Pawan Rassal, Onkar Singh, Hans Raj besides others.