Even before the local body elections have started, the women of Vadad village in Galateshwar taluka have been clamoring for drinking water. The women said, “When the election comes, the sarpanch makes false promises and takes away the vote. After that, they don’t care what the people do or suffer. ‘
Approximately one and a half to two kilometers away the women have to go to fetch water
It is the turn of 800 to 900 households here to suffer from these problems for the last many years. People have to walk about one and a half to two kilometers on rough roads to fetch water.
It may be mentioned here that since the leaders have to go out to seek votes just after the local self-government elections, banners have been put up by the locals in many places saying that the leaders should not come for dissemination. Speaking of which, in some areas of many cities including Surat, Ahmedabad, people have put up posters and banned the entry of leaders. In some places, it has even been decided to boycott the elections.