Residents pepper candidates with questions on civic woes

Residents pepper candidates with questions on civic woes

Residents pepper candidates with questions on civic woes

What motivates you to aspire to be a corporator? How do you propose to handle complaints received from residents?  What are your  plans to ensure safety of women, children and senior citizens, these were some of the questions posed to the candidates by the residents during ‘Know Your Candidate’ programme in Banaswadi Assembly segment.

The interactive session, organised by Federation of North East Residents' Welfare Associations (NERWA), lasted for full three hours.

Candidates tried their best to answer the questions on more pressing issues like ways to handle garbage woes. While BJP candidate Kodanda Reddy said that he will introduce more pushcarts and recruit more number of pour-akarmikas, independent candidate Amith Nigli said training the pourakarmikas in effective and efficient waste disposal is important.

The candidates also shared their views on ward committee, building plan violations, traffic and parking woes and other topics.  Pandurangan, an independent candidate, said that he will visit the  project sites to ensure the work is being executed properly.
Congress candidate Prabhakar Reddy said that he would make sure that the residents have contact numbers of all Palike officials. This would reduce the gap between Palike officials and citizens.

Independent candidate M Sridhar and JD(S) candidate Thayyanna Reddy also took part in the session.

Answer in affirmative
Satish Kumar, a resident of HRBR Layout, 1st Block, asked the candidates whether they would work for the ward if they are not  elected.

To this, all candidates replied in affirmative.

Charter of demand
Members signed the 'Charter of Demand' after the interaction.

The ‘Charter of Demand’ enlists best practises, such as transparency,  declaration of assets among others, to be followed by elected representatives.