Rayagada: The Andhra Pradesh government is enticing the people of bordering areas to come to its grip. A bridge is now built for a family of 25 families as part of its ploy.
The village in which the Andhra government has built a bridge is named Ladda. Reports said the people of Ladda has been utilizing Odisha roads. But, the Andhra government is building the bridge. The villagers said the Andhra government is constructing the bridge with their request.
The length of the bridge is nearly 40 metres and two of its pillars in Andhra jurisdiction and the other two in Odisha. Sources said the Andhra government is constructing the bridge on a war footing before gram panchayat polls end.
The Andhra government has also been establishing schools and mobile towers at Sanalukuti village near Ladda to woo the people, observers said and added that although the signboard at the site has been removed by the government, its activity to influence the villagers through developmental works continues.
The Odisha government has already served a notice to demolish the two pillars of the bridge, but the efforts of Andhra government to win the hearts of people staying in border areas will definitely put the Odisha government in an awkward situation.