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Elections 2019: The Dark Tale of Balrampur

Despite PM Modi's claim of 100% electrification, these villages still remain in the dark. Villagers are now demanding complete electrification immediately to save their children from leopard attacks, which occur mostly in the dark.

Sohelwa wildlife sanctuary — spread over 452 sq km across the districts of Shravasti, Gonda and Balrampur — is home to over 100 leopards.

More than a hundred villages near the sanctuary which falls within the Shravasti Lok Sabha constituency have been living in fear of leopard attacks. In the last five years, over 35 children have died and 75 injured due to leopard attacks. The fear of leopards have hit the daily life of villagers, as shops are closed before dusk and farmers are forced to return early from their fields.

Despite PM Modi's claim of 100% electrification, these villages still remain in the dark.

Villagers are now demanding complete electrification of all the villages immediately to save their children from leopard attacks, which occur mostly in the dark.

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