Locals of Jumla to vote for candidates who prioritize road connectivity
November 9, 2017 06:45 AM NPT
By: DB Buda
JUMLA, Nov 9: Candidates contesting the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections have spearheaded their election campaigns to lure more number of voters after their registration with the District Election Office.
The common strategy of all the political parties has been door-to-door visit as it provides a great opportunity for the candidates to directly connect with the voters. Not just that, it is equally beneficial for the locals as they also get a chance to express their disappointments and make their voices heard.
Being fed up with the fake promises and vows of leaders, the locals have urged them to be honest with their pledges this time. Candidates have been told to raise common issues which can be fulfilled. Though the district lags behind in many aspects, the common demands of the locals include drinking water facilities, road connectivity and electricity.
Locals are determined to vote for the candidates who are planning to develop infrastructures even in the rural parts of the district. Even in this 21st century, there still are places in Jumla which have not been connected to roads. So, construction of proper roads has been a major demand of the locals here.
As per the voters of Tila, Hima, Kankasundari, Gothichaur and Patarasi , it is very important for the candidates to understand the problems and issues of the people before making their agendas.
"Candidates may have their own plans and policies but first of all they should solve the local problems and then jump into others," said Narjit Budha of Tila Rural Municipality. In every election, candidates show larger than life dreams to the voters but after elections, they never show up, lament the locals. They accused the leaders of playing with their emotions. In rural parts of Jumla, many people are obliged to die from illness as there are no health facilities and no roads for transportation.
Locals have to walk for miles for basic facilities. Election is the only time when people can see the leaders in their own villages. "We have had enough of the promises. Now it is time to fulfill them," said Budha.
Lack of roads has deprived locals of various facilities and privileges. Locals of Jumla have time and again vented their frustration toward the government for neglecting the district. But still, it lags far behind in development. The candidates have formed their strategies accordingly after hearing the grievances of the locals.