Engg graduate hopes to make Banaswadi model ward

Engg graduate hopes to make Banaswadi model ward

Armed with an MSc degree in Automobile Engineering from a leading UK university, Amith Nigli (in pic) is contesting as an independent candidate for the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike elections from the Banaswadi, with an objective of making it a model ward.

An executive member of the Federation of North East Residents’ Welfare Associations (NERWA) and Bhuvanigiri Welfare Association, Nigli said he was an Aam Aadmi Party worker and that he was contesting the Palike elections as an independent candidate because his party had decided to stay off the polls this time.

To serve the public better, Nigli has himself prepared a manifesto after discussing the civic issues with his ward residents and several residents’ welfare associations. “Since childhood, I have been actively taking part in leadership activities and as a resident of Banaswadi (Ward No 27), I have noticed that while some pockets of the ward are developed, the others remain neglected. In the last three years, through the association, I have helped solve civic issues such as garbage disposal, fixing of street lights, among others. The residents of the ward pursued me to stand for the elections as they felt I had the potential to bringing in change.”

Nigli, who quit his job in 2010 to start a school in A Narayanapura, KR Puram, and dedicate his time to ward activities, said his main agenda was effective garbage collection, construction of toilets in the ward and periodic cleaning of footpaths and shoulder drains.

“While the BBMP regulations clearly say every ward will have a BBMP school, there is no corporation school in our ward. Hence, constructing a school is also on my to-do list,” Nigli said. He said he would give a good fight to his rivals and was confident people would support him. NERWA is actively campaigning for Nigli.

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