Debate before the big decision: Will we ever get respite from water shortage, farming woes?

Debate before the big decision: Will we ever get respite from water shortage, farming woes?
Villagers at Gorcchi village. (Express Photo by Sukhbir Siwach)

BIJENDER SINGH says the rubbish dumping floor close to the village is the greatest subject for residents of Dandur, which falls in Adampur constituency. Here, TV actress and TikTok star Sonali Phogat of BJP is taking over former chief minister Bhajan Lal’s son Kuldeep Bishnoi of Congress.

With simply hours to go for Haryana Assembly polls, voters on this a part of Haryana are usually not discussing nationwide points, however their native issues.

“For years we kept raising this issue but nobody cared about our demand. The garage dumped here is causing the spread of serious diseases,” says Bijender, a Dalit. Dandur is located on the outskirts of Hisar city however falls in Adampur constituency, often called a stronghold of the Bhajan Lal household for the previous 5 many years.

A group of residents right here was noticed enjoying playing cards. “On one hand the government is making efforts to rehabilitate 258 Dalit families who were hit by caste violence in Mirchapur village, but here it appears adamant to throw us out of our own village,” says 73-year-old Rattan Singh, a Kumar neighborhood member. Residents of 5 villages together with Dandur had staged protests to get their constructions right here regularised after the authorities had issued notices stating that their constructions had been performed on land of Government Livestock Farm.

Kuldeep Bishnoi’s supporters say they’re impressed with him as a result of he had promised to get their constructions regularised — which had come into existence many years in the past — regularised. However, BJP supporter Sunil Kumar, who’s from the Gujjar neighborhood, says, “As a legislator, Kuldeep Bishnoi was allotted a budget of crores to carry out development works here but he failed to do any work here. We would like to test a new candidate (Phogat) this time.”

At this, Bijender, who’s a volunteer of the Jannayak Janata Party of former Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala, intervenes. “This was Dushyant Chautala who had arranged water tanks to supply drinking water to our homes,” he says, including that he would vote for JJP’s Ramesh Godara. He additionally factors to a JJP’s flag fluttering from the roof of his home.

Meanwhile, a small group of volunteers seem in the village to hunt votes for CPI(M) candidate Suresh Kumar, a former Zila Parishad member.

“Suresh will get votes of workers here because as a trade union leader he has fought for their rights,” says Shakuntala Jakhar, CPI(M) district secretary.

At Gorki village in neighbouring Nalwa constituency, the villagers have virtually unanimously declared a troublesome contest between BJP’s Ranbir Gangwa and Randhir Panihar of Congress. Nalwa has a significance presence of Jats and Bishnoi neighborhood members. Randhir, a Jat neighborhood member, received a Congress ticket. It had angered former Nalwa MLA Sampat Singh, who ultimately left Congress to affix BJP. “We not only face a scarcity of irrigation for our fields, but even drinking water. Many times we arrange a water tanker for Rs 500,” says Sajjan Kumar, a farmer.

At Gandawas village, which falls in Loharu constituency, a farmer and JJP supporter Kanwar Bhan lists the issues being confronted by farmers. “The BJP government has made agriculture-related activities very technical. How can farmers complete all these formalities? We have kept our moong crop at our homes. We don’t know when we will be able to sell it at the mandi. Earlier it was very simple. We just used to load our tractor-trolley and sell the same at mandis,” he says.

Local political analyst Abhe Singh says that repeated references to Article 370 by the prime minister in his speeches will definitely make an impression on a piece of voters.

In Loharu constituency, former chief minister Bansi Lal’s son-in-law Sombir Singh is Congress candidate whereas JP Dalal is BJP’s selection for the seat. For the previous a few years, it was INLD’s stronghold however this time JJP’s Alka Arya is in the contest right here.

At neighbouring Siwani, which is the hometown of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the folks say there’s direct contest between Sombir and Dalal. “There is no wave of any party here so the margin of votes may not be big this time,” says Hansraj Bishnoi, an area resident.

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