India, April 18 -- Sitting in a makeshift doctor's clinic at Gandaul on the western embankment of Kosi, Meena Devi, who is waiting for the doctor for getting an antibiotic injection after an operation, seems confused about her electoral choices.

She is a beneficiary of several government schemes, including Ujwala for a gas connection, but also gets help "at the time of need" from the local MP.

"Road ban gaya. Kosi per pul bhi ho gaya. Bijli rahti hai. Par paani nahi aaya (Road has been built, Kosi has a new bridge, power connection is there but we are yet to get water supply)," she says. She claims that no less than 200 families in her village of 350 homes cook food on a gas cylinder now and are even getting it refilled.

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