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Development is voters' top agenda in 'country's oldest democracy' Vaishali

The people of Vaishali are questioning the dedication of both the ruling party and the opposition towards solving the issues faced by the residents

Press Trust of India  |  Vaishali (Bihar) 

Lok Sabha Elections 2019
Manoj Paswan, a resident of Jaitpur, says no prominent political leader comes here even for campaigning

Voters in the country's "oldest democracy" of feel that political leaders have no interest in developing the infrastructure for health, education and industry in the constituency.

The main battle is between RJD's Raghuvansh and LJP candidate

In the 2014 general election, LJP's had won the seat, defeating Raghuvansh

There is a large number of Yadav and Rajput voters in this constituency.

The people of are questioning the dedication of both the ruling party and the opposition towards solving the issues faced by the residents.

Students of a government school in Vaishali's Basaitha village are aware that the elections are underway but they do not know what means.

When asked if there has been any development in the area, Saraiya, a student of a government school, says, "They have constructed roads and there is uninterrupted power supply."

Ramashray Sharma, a retired teacher in Kamalpura village, says Vaishali, which turned sacred by the visits of Lord Buddha and Mahavira, is now not even a fraction of its past glory.

Academician Jiyan Rai says this time, many scholars are in fray from the Begusarai seat but has been ignored.

Manoj Paswan, a resident of Jaitpur, says no prominent political leader comes here even for campaigning.

The Licchavis had laid foundation of this ancient city on the banks of Ganga river which is now known as Vaishali.

An official of the Archaeological Survey of said excavations in Vaishali revealed that there were habitations in the area with civic amenities. The complex houses a stupa made of bricks and an Ashokan pillar.

Remnants of King Vishal's forts were also found at the site, he said.

First Published: Thu, May 02 2019. 11:05 IST
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