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Fatehpur Sikri MP selects village for adoption by lottery

IANS 11 Nov 2014, 13:17:29 PM IST

Agra: The Bharatiya Janata Party Lok Sabha member from Fatehpur Sikri, Choudhary Babu Lal, has opted for lottery system to select a village for adoption and subsequent development.

Since there were demands from many villages in the five tehsils of the constituency, the MP did not want to antagonise any section and zeroed in on this novel idea to take his pick, said officials of the party.

Important leaders and gram pradhans from villages, which had voted for the BJP, were summoned. Five villages each from the five tehsils which met the parameters were invited. The lucky winner was village Pusenta in Kheragarh tehsil.

Choudhary Babu Lal announced the name and immediately informed the central office of the party and the Prime Minister's Office of the choice of the village for development under the Saansad's Adarsh Gram Yojna. floated by the prime minister.

Pusenta, located 35 km from Agra city, has a population of 4,453. Villagers celebrated the occasion and hoped that the required infrastructural facilities would now be available to them.

Gram pradhan of the village Uttam Singh Yadav said, "Usually politicians do not return after the elections, but now we are hopeful of some change for the better".