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Banihal constituency lagging behind on development front due to neglect of former Congress MLA: Sajjad Shaheen

Scores of Congress workers join NC in Banihal


Banihal, Jul 08 (KNS): National Conference leader and District President, Ramban Haji Sajjad Shaheen has expressed grave concern over erratic power and drinking water supply besides lack of basic amenities in far-off areas of the Banihal Assembly Constituency.

While addressing a well attended gathering in village Chanjloo in Banihal constituency, Shaheen decried the neglect of the local former Congress MLA, saying due to misrepresentation the entire Banihal constituency has been completely ignored as the two time former MLA has proved a disaster for the majority of the people living in this backward constituency.

He said the road network is also in a dilapidated condition that has impacted the mobility and added to the miseries of the people. The District President urged the R&B Department for clearing the hurdles on Chanjloo-Gujjarnar road and demanded extension of road link from Chanjloo to Naikpora and Zohdapora so that major chunk of leftover population also gets road connectivity.

Shaheen also drew the attention of the state administration towards deficiencies in education and health sectors and sought electrification of leftover villages and speeding up construction work on PHC at Chanjloo village.

Shaheen lashed out at the former local Congress MLA for not taking any major initiative in development front that could have provided relief to people especially living in remote areas. “While one visits any area of Banihal constituency, one gets a clear picture of how Banihal Constituency has been ignored by the authorities and casual approach of the former MLA, he added.

He said that Banihal constituency has witnessed very little development on every field for the last one decade which has resulted in Banihal constituency lagging behind on development front.

He said that a decade long performance of the two times former local Congress MLA who served as a Minister as well with nine Ministerial portfolios under him has remained quite disappointing and this era will be remembered as the darkest era in the political history of Banihal constituency as people of this most backward constituency have a feeling of having been lead down and are fed up with the corrupt practices and nepotism that has evolved during the last ten years.

While welcoming large number of Congress workers especially Youth in the party fold, Shaheen said, “That the people have realized that National Conference is the only party that can address social, political and economic aspirations of not only people living in constituencies like Banihal but all the three regions of the state as has been observed during our frequent tours to various areas of Banihal Constituency where large number of political workers and prominent citizens have been continuously joining National Conference since the last two years.” (KNS)