Residents of seven backward and interior villages of Palashbari area in Assam’s Kamrup district have blamed the BJP government for lack of any development activities in the area and expressed interest to merge with neighbouring Meghalaya.

The residents of Gorubondha, Besimari, Dewanbeel, Borgorang, Bangeliila, Kotrabari and Shantibeel have decided to merge their area with West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya.

The residents said that since Independence their area had hardly seen any developmental work.

The villagers of the area on Saturday staged a protest alleging government apathy to basic facilities like road connectivity, safe drinking water, electricity, health care and education.

They also slammed Palashbari MLA Pranab Kalita for their poor condition and alleged that he never tried to alleviate their conditions.

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