Sengbath: Are legislators meant only for distributing MLA scheme

Tura, Apr 24: A candidate contesting the polls to the Williamnagar seat today said that past MLAs has distributed only schemes in constituency even as he questioned their role as people’s representatives.

“They brought no development for the people of Williamnagar. An accountant could have done their jobs,” independent candidate Sengbath Marak said.

Marak pointed out that Williamnagar’s master plan has not been approved yet, the roads are narrow there is absence of mass transport system, insufficient water supply, lack of footpaths, limited health and education opportunities.

“Williamnagar’s market has remained the same. There are no vending zones for poor farmers and everyone is on the road to sell their wares. This situation has to change. You should see the state of the toilets in the market to understand the neglect,” the independent candidate added.

He also pointed out to the water treatment plant at Kusimkolgre which was set up in 1974, even as he asked as to why there were no additional plants to cater to the growing population.

Marak, whose election symbol is a batsman also rued over the lack of sporting facilties in the constituency.

The candidate also said that the aspirations of the people are basic but their voices is never heard by legislators.

“This has to change. After all, we are representing their aspirations and not our own,” Marak said.

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