AZARA, April 3: Approximately 5,000 people living along the Assam-Meghalaya border under west Guwahati constituency have been casting their votes both in Assam and Meghalaya.
Mention may be made that the villagers of Garbhanga, Amrikhowa, Nangteria, Dalepaham, Dumopaham, Kanthampaham, Ganapati, Umsur, Jimirgaon, Kundilnagar, Bakhalapara etc., under west Guwahati constituency and bordering Meghalaya cast their votes both in the Assembly and Parliamentary elections.
Apathy of the concerned people’s representative as well as government negligence towards the Garo and Rabha people in the aforementioned areas have forced them to be included in Meghalaya.
In the meantime, the Meghalaya government has set up schools, church and arranged for supply of free electricity and pure drinking water in those areas. The Meghalaya government has also enrolled their names in the electoral rolls. Not surprisingly perhaps, the people of those areas have been converted into Christianity.
Meanwhile, local MLA Ramendra Narayan Kalita has conducted some developmental works, including construction of roads in the border areas during the last five years.