Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Jashipur (Mayurbhanj), Apr 7:
Protesting the gross inaction of the state government in taking up developmental work in their area, the people of three panchayats adjacent to the Similipal national park under Jashipur block of Mayurbhanj district, have decided to boycott the ensuing elections.
A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting organized by the Similipal Unnayan Parishad at Barehipani village where hundreds of people from Gudgudia, Astakumara and Barehipani panchayats participated.
The angry villagers alleged that despite having drawn the attention of the concerned ministers and officials to the problems in the area, there has been little response till date.