On the edge of civilisation: a village that's boycotting the polls

Elections are not just about politicians. They're about people and issues. And what will really drive their vote.

Catch is, therefore, starting a 'People of Bihar' series, which will daily capture what different impact groups across the state are feeling. This is true insight on the Bihar election: up-close and hyper-personal.

No electricity, no roads, no source of even primary healthcare, one primary school and a rickety bamboo bridge over a frequently-flooded river.

Welcome to the edge of civilisation: the Khunt village under Koria Patti panchayat in Supaul district of Bihar.

Supaul is among the most backward districts in the country, and the fact that the river Kosi flows through it doesn't help matters much.

A village of more than five thousand people has nothing to look forward to every day - except the hope that some day, they'll also get to see the much-touted 'development' with their own eyes.

Till then, the villagers have decided to boycott elections. Here's the story of their struggles, told in their own words.

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Shadab Moizee

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