SDPI initiates ‘Walk to Ward’ rally in NR segment

Mar 22, 2018

Mysuru: Keen on registering its footprint in the state by winning its first seat in the assembly elections in Karnataka, Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) on Tuesday organised the ‘Walk to Ward’ rally in Mysuru City Corporation’s Ward 42, which is part of the Narasimharaja assembly segment. The rally is part of the party’s efforts to learn, and subsequently fulfill the basic requirements of the residents in the constituency.
Abdul Majeed, who is contesting the election on the SDPI ticket from NR constituency, is pulling all stops to emerge victorious this time round after he slotted in a close second behind the Congress candidate Tanveer Sait in 2013.

“NR segment has remained one of the most backward constituencies in Karnataka. The living condition of the people remains what it was seven decades ago. The constituency lacks basic amenities,” said Majeed. In a veiled jibe at Sait, he added, “The elected representative does not listen to the voters’ woes, and has been misleading them with false promises during the election. What is interesting is that he is not available to the voters.”

Lack of potable drinking water and the pathetic living conditions were among some of the major problems the residents grappled with on a daily basis, he said. “NR segment has a population of 3.5 lakh, of which nearly 80% are daily-wage labourers, deprived of basic facilities,” Majeed said.

SDPI State general secretary Abdul Lateef, district president Azam Pasha and Secretary Koushan Baig were present.