People of Sabar tribe residing in Bandwan area of West Bengal call for a boycott of Lok Sabha elections 2019 due to the unavailability of electricity in their houses.
The Sabar tribals have decided not to poll for these 2019 Lok Sabha elections as they are being cheated by the government, who had promised free electricity to every house.
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Despite promising of free electricity many of the villagers were asked to pay Rs 4000 in prior to the electricity supply.
Purulia: Ppl of Sabar tribe in Bandwan area call for boycott of #LokSabhaElections2019 due to unavailability of electricity in their houses.A villager says, "electricity dept said we would get free electricity but later asked for Rs 4000, how would we pay that amount".#WestBengal pic.twitter.com/FidPk2iliE— ANI (@ANI) May 6, 2019
A villager belongs to the Sabar tribe said, "electricity dept said we would get free electricity but later asked for Rs 4000, how would we pay that amount."
Unable to pay the amount, the Sabar Tribe people in Bandwan are still using lanterns.
The fifth phase voting for the 17th Lok Sabha elections is underway on Monday, in which seven districts of West Bengal are going to poll along with 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 12 in Rajasthan, 7 in Madhya Pradesh, 5 in Bihar, 2 in Jammu and Kashmir, and 4 in Jharkhand.