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Bagaha: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar often starts his `Yatra’ from Bagaha in West Champaran district since his `Nyay Yatra', which begun on July 5, 2005.He also started his `Vikas Yatra’  from Bagaha on January 19, 2009,  and had announced several development schemes at Bagaha Kutchery ground. Many schemes were announced for Bagaha and their foundation were also laid but they are yet to be visible.

LJP leader Brajeswar Rao  said development schemes remain neglected in Bagaha. Nitish, who is described as “Vikas Purush” by his supporters, is likely to begin his “Nischay Yatra” from November 9 this year from West Champaran district. He is expected to inaugurate and lay foundation of  schemes worth about Rs 8,000 crore. He will also inspect a panchayat declared Open defecation free (ODF) in the district besides reviewing the functioning of grievance redressal office. He is also likely to address a public meeting at Maharaja Stadium, Bettiah. West Champaran district administration is making elaborate arrangements for the visit of the chief minister and  DM  Lokesh Kumar Singh has reportedly assigned duties to the officials.

” The people here want to know why Government Degree college, a stadium and a polytechnic have not yet been established at Bagaha even as their foundation were laid by the chief minister in 2009,” said HAM leader Lalbabu Singh.

Bagaha was made a police district after of massacre of tharus at Narakatia Don village in 1996 but its headquarters is still located in a dilapidated buildings of Gandak colony, Bagaha. Tharus still remember Naurangia police firing in which six Tharus were killed and about two dozen injured. A one man Judicial commission was set up in 2013 to probe into the firing. Although additional compensation was given to the next of the kin of the victims and those injured on the recommendation of commission but its observation about cops involved in the firing was never made public,  alleged  CPI(ML) leader DN Dwivedi.

Bagaha-Valmikinagar and Munguraha- Bhikhanathori state highways widening and repair works are yet to be completed,  alleged a contractor Satish Kumar Verma of Narainapur, Bagaha. Nitish Kumar as the then railway  minister had inaugurated Bagaha- Chhitauni Gandak road bridge connecting Bagaha (Bihar) – Paniyahawa (UP) road on June 6, 2002, and had said that stoppage of Sapt Kranti super fast express train at Bagaha would be possible only after it is made a revenue district. But, Bagaha is yet to be made a revenue district by the state government, said  Nandesh Pandey. Different organisations have repeatedly requested the chief minister to remove the hurdles in the construction of NH 28(b) and implement the Scheduled tribe and traditional forest dwellers Act, 2006, but to no avail so far, said a BJP leader Hemraj Patawari of Tharuhat region.

A bridge over a Gandak rivulet was constructed at a cost of over Rs 17 lakh provided by Zonal development council Bagaha but it remains unused in the absence of an  approach road on both side, alleged Bagaha zonal development council member Pramod Singh alias Tejpratap.

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