26-10-201926-10-2019 12:02:52 IST
2019-10-26T06:32:52.464Z26-10-2019 2019-10-26T06:32:46.778Z - - 08-04-2020
TDP's Hindupur MLA Nandamuri Balakrishna encountered a strange situation recently. His convoy was blocked by people on Lepakshi-Hindupur road. The crowd was not that of his fans, but of protestors who demanded the MLA to complete the laying of the roads to their village which he promised to do months ago. The protestors were also heard chanting "MLA down down, Nandamuri Balakrishna down down".
"You need to keep this in mind. In spite of such a huge YCP wave, we did this out of affection for you," said one of the protestors from Galibipalli village to the MLA.
According to Lepakshi Mandal Revenue Officer (MRO) CJ Balaram, construction of the road was inaugurated by Balakrishna a few months ago, but works were halted after the Model Code of Conduct came into place before the elections. Since then, work on the road has remained static. "The road was supposed to cost around Rs 27 crore. An amount of nearly Rs 2 crore was even sanctioned, but works have been stalled since the election code of conduct was put in place," MRO Balaram said.
The road was meant to connect Galibipalli village to the Lepakshi-Hindupur main road, where the protest was staged. According to local media reports, the road is in a terrible state, making it difficult for the villagers to access even ambulance services.
Balakrishna's associates tried to clear the crowd by assuring that the funds have been cleared and that the funds have been cleared and the works will start soon.
The MLA was on his way from the Bengaluru airport to Hindupur when the villagers blocked the road to protest the delayed road works. According to the MRO, the convoy was allowed to move ahead after Balakrishna promised the protestors to look into the matter and ensure that the road would be completed soon.
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