In an area reeling under mosquito attack, this is a political prod with a malicious sting.
Furious over the “prolonged absence” of Jamshedpur MP and JVM leader Ajoy Kumar from Telco, BJP workers have lodged a missing report at the local police station.
The kind message — Telco is missing the MP. The unkind message — truancy or MIA won’t be tolerated, especially with Lok Sabha polls within sniffing distance.
The saffron brigade first gathered before Telco police station to protest against the MP’s absence for two years. They sought his whereabouts at the earliest.
In the missing report, the Telco-Kharangajhar unit head of BJP D.D. Tripathy said Kumar never visited the area ever since he was elected.
“Though people of this area also voted Kumar into power, he did not deem it necessary to see if they got proper civic facilities or not. Now, we as part of society, urge the police to please find out the whereabouts of our MP. If Kumar is located, ask him to visit our area,” the report says.
The missing report was given to Telco thana acting officer-in-charge H.N. Dadel.
“BJP workers have submitted a petition in the form of a missing report on the MP after demonstrating,” Dadel told The Telegraph.
BJP leader Tripathy added people living in localities such as Radhikanagar, Jyoti Nagar, Kharangajhar, Kartiknagar, Barinagar and Sanjaynagar were falling sick due to the spread of mosquitoes.
“Waterlogging, the main source of mosquito breeding, is everywhere. There is no system of disposing of municipal garbage. Roads and drainage are in bad shape. As a member of Parliament, Kumar should visit the areas and take necessary remedies,” he said.
Many at the protest also appreciated MP Kumar for his “splendid development work” in other parts of the city.