The displaced slum dwellers of Sanjaynagar in Vadodara have been agitating for their houses and rent for the last few days. On Monday they submitted the memorandum to the BJP president and MP Ranjan Bhatt. Later they alleged that the city BJP president was not ready to listen to their pleas.
The Sanjaynagar slum on Warsia Ring Road was removed three years ago by Vadodara Mahanagar Seva Sadan as part of their slum free city project. The residents were assured for getting monthly rent till the accommodation was allotted.
But even after three years they are yet to get any houses and also not getting the rent for last eight months. With no options left nearly 1800 displaced residents started the agitation for the last ten days against the administration for getting their houses and rent.
On Monday they reached the Sayajiganj BJP office with their demands and tried to wake up the BJP office bearers by clapping outside the office. They then handed over an application to BJP president and MP Ranjan Bhatt requesting for allotment of houses and payment of arrears.
The slum dwellers alleged that Ranjan Bhatt, who holds the post of city BJP president and MP, did not listen to their representation and told to leave the office.
They are hurt as being a woman she could not understand the pain of another women. She said for representing their issues to the authorities and that makes them feel that for the last three years they have done nothing for them.
BJP president and MP Ranjan Bhatt said, the residents of Sanjaynagar have given her a letter for their pleas and will definitely represent the matter to the commissioner. She will try her best to get them their houses as soon as possible.