2 YEARS OF BJP GOVT: Bhiwani residents unhappy as situation turns worse

oct-22

Sat Singh

Tribune News Service

Bhiwani, October 21

The BJP government’s two-year tenure has not been easy for residents of the district. Farmers were at the receiving end, as they grappled with drought-like situation in one year and waterlogged fields in the other.Hardly a day passed when farmers or others did not protest outside the Mini-Secretariat, demanding civic amenities such as water, repair of roads and regular supply of electricity.Forget about any big project, the key one — solid waste management plant — approved by the previous Congress government in 2014 could not see the light of the day in spite of a budgetary provision for it.The 6-km circular road dissecting the city has several potholes and encroachments.Former Public Health Engineering Minister Ghanshyam Saraf — the only minister from the state’s largest district — was unceremoniously removed from the Cabinet after one year of his tenure.RTI activist Capt Pawan Kumar Anchal claimed the district was meted out “indifferent” treatment, as neither BJP leaders nor the administration were taking interest in the district’s welfare.Anchal said a four-laning project from Kotputli to Punjab via Bhiwani approved 18 months ago was hanging fire. Safai karamcharis keep protesting because of non-payment of wages.Master Sher Singh, state president of the Kisan Sabha, raised another matter. “Stray cattle enter fields and damage crops, and cause accidents on roads,” he said.Sukhwinder Sheoran, BJP MLA from Badhra, claimed several of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s announcements had been implemented. He cited the example of upgrading Charkhi Dadri as district and Badhra as subdivision to prove his point.“The government is trying its best to fulfill its poll promises,” the MLA added.

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