Sevanagar residents want to meet MLA regularly

Sevanagar residents want to meet MLA regularly

The group interacted with multiple candidates, including Prithvi Reddy from AAP.

The voters of Maruthi Sevanagar, which is part of the Residents’ Welfare Association of Bangalore East (REWABE), want to meet their MLA every six months in order to keep him in the loop about the development and needs in their ward.

The association, in its charter of demands, has sought a commitment from the MLA towards the periodical meetings.

REWABE has said that there was no transparency in the operations of the BBMP, BWSSB and Bescom as the residents have no access to information regarding development works in their ward.

Details about the timeline, budget and contractors were not available to the residents, it said.

“This situation is often exploited by contractors and relatives of the elected representatives. While we have robust laws, we do not have a robust supporting system backing the laws. This is reflected in the brazen and blatant building violations in the ward,” said a member of REWABE.

The residents want the builders to conform to BBMP building bylaws. They also want the monthly meeting of ward committees where the date of the meeting is publicly announced.

The ward committee must be empowered to control issues like garbage, street lighting, sanitation, water supply, drainage and road maintenance, they said.

REWABE interacted with the candidates, including Anwar Sharieff from the JD(S), Kempurajan from the Republican Sena, AAP’s Prithvi Reddy, BJP’s M N Reddy and Irshad Ahmed Khan from the KPJP, on issues related to their charter of demands.