RWA members to try their luck in BBMP elections

Gynaecologist and scientist among those planning to battle it out

RWA members to try their luck in BBMP elections

Dr Shankar Prasad

While, Dr Meenakshi Bharath will contest from Aramane Nagara ward, Dr Shankar Prasad will be contesting from the Rajarajeshwari Nagar ward. Ramakanth, an engineer by profession, will be contesting from Vasanthanagar ward.

Abhyudaya’s candidates

Similarly, Abhyudaya, a group of the 15 residents’ welfare associations working in Padmanabhanagar, has decided to field M Ramakrishna and Shobhana Jairam to contest elections from Padmanabhanagar and Hosakerehalli wards, respectively.

“We have decided on candidates for two wards and will arrive to a decision on two more wards - Chikkalsandra and Kumaraswamy Layout on Wednesday,” said N S Mukunda of Abhyudaya. More candidates are likely to be fielded by the Abhyudaya.

According to the information available, at least 50 RWAs and similar organisations are working on fielding honest people from their association or the federation of RWAs, who can work dedicatedly for their respective wards and highlight the plights of their areas at the government-level.

On her decision to contest the BBMP elections, Dr Meenakshi Bharath said, “I have been working actively for the cause of civic problems for last five years. As a member of the Residents’ Welfare Association, I thought I could do my best by contesting the elections, than what I was doing as a resident.”


Contractors protest

Alleging partiality by the BBMP in awarding tenders, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike Contractors Association on Tuesday staged a protest in front of the BBMP office. They alleged that contractors from outside the State were benefited the most. Infact, the BBMP was yet to release payment of Rs 1,200 crore to the local contractors, they said.

Family stages dharna

Five-year-old Tanusha and eight-year-old Shreyas are staging a demonstration in front of the BBMP office along with their parents, demanding action against the officials, whose alleged laxity killed their two-year-old companion, at a park three months ago.

Diganth was killed when a bench fell on him at Nagashettyhalli. Inquiry revealed that the bench was not fixed properly and it had overturned, crushing the baby to death. The parents of the children and Diganth’s mother said, they were seeking action against the corrupt officials. This would ensure that in future such laxity would not be tolerated which lead to children’s deaths.

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