In a democracy, politicians are people’s representatives. So citizens expect them to visit their constituencies and take cognisance of the infrastructure and overall well-being.
And when they do not do even the basic things, this is what people do. A group of villagers from Hapur district in UP made their MLA walk on a water-logged stretch of the road when he visited the village.
In UP’s Hapur, BJP MLA Kamal Malik made to walk on water logged stretch of the a road in the village he was visiting. UP is up for election next year. pic.twitter.com/GjCOEhGXJ1— Piyush Rai (@Benarasiyaa) July 29, 2021
As per villagers, the MLA never visited the village in the last 4 years since his election. And now that the UP assembly elections are coming, his visit outraged people.
This is how netizens reacted to the video.
Infuriated over flooded street with filthy water, in #Hapur, local residents of Dholpur under Gadmukteswar area forced the local BJP MLA to walk in the same. The MLA had visited the village as part of his ‘ पद यात्रा’ ahead of assembly election.#UttarPradesh pic.twitter.com/NdSX5VA17n— Arvind Chauhan (@Arv_Ind_Chauhan) July 30, 2021
He was made to walk over coals, before they declared OH OUR LEADER IS GREAT! Let’s vote for him! https://t.co/2CEOpZRbBR— BG 🖤 (@joBeeGeorgeous) July 30, 2021
Gimmicks to assuage a guilty conscience, they will still vote as they must. https://t.co/FNy8n45oR5— Junaid (@juneymb) July 30, 2021
But again they’ll vote for him and make him MLA pic.twitter.com/I15WZDoUuE— Mahendra Varman (@jippuvarman) July 29, 2021
This video is proof,that citizens have common sense.— Capt. (@sailor_capt) July 29, 2021
Nicely done, these MLAs need to taste their own medicine ! https://t.co/qS2FayMgI9— 🚜 Satish (@SatishKarlapudi) July 30, 2021
What do you think about the villagers’ action?