Amid the lucrative promises and intensive talk on nationalism during election campaigning, residents of sector 37 C and D are much more interested on raising the local issues confronting them on a day-today basis.
With Assembly elections scheduled on October 21, the residents have prepared a three-point agenda comprising road, sewage connection and safety and security of the people living in the sectors.
The agenda was prominently raised during a public meeting with Manish Yadav, BJP candidate from Badshahpur constituency on Sunday.
More than 250 people from various high rises including Corona Optus, Taksila Heights, ILD Greens, Imperia Esferia, BPTP Park Serene, NBCC Green View and Ramprastha City participated in the meeting and took up local issues with the candidate.
Pradip Rahi, RWA president of Ramprastha City, said, “We raised the issues of poor infrastructure, lack of connectivity, non-existent drainage system and abysmal security in the sectors during the public meeting.”
Residents pointed out that despite paying huge amounts in the form of External Development Charge (EDC) and taxes, they are still deprived of basic development.
Deepchand Yadav, a resident of Corona Optus, said, “We have decided not to invite any candidate inside the society. We will meet them on the road to show them how we are suffering. Every time there is an election, candidates try to woo the voters promising moon but do little to improve the situation. We are fooled into believing them election after election. The sectors were developed as New Gurugram but their condition is gloomy to say the least. We want the accountability for their development and maintenance fixed.”
During the meeting, the residents also expressed their displeasure over the performance of the previous government and accused the civic administration of a lackadisical attitude towards the development in the sectors.
Nikesh Goel, a resident of BPTP Park Serene said, “It is an irony that even in 2019, we are still raising these kinds of issues. We are middle-class tax paying people. Yet, we are unable to get basic facilities due to us.”
While addressing the gathering, the BJP candidate assured that he would take up the issues raised by them on priority. He said, "I am a local and hence very well aware of these problems. I will work with the residents towards the development of the sectors.”