BJP releases manifesto, promises realistic budget

BJP releases manifesto, promises realistic budget

BJP releases manifesto, promises realistic budget

The BJP’s election manifesto booklet does not display photographs of any of the five mayors who held the reins of City administration in the last five years.

Instead, it has a big picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The photo gallery has the pictures of Amit Shah besides the State leaders and the Lok Sabha members from Bengaluru. It looks like the mega scams that hit the Palike has made the party shy away from making any reference to its corporators.

The slogans on the cover page are: Clean & Safe Bengaluru and Committed to One Bengaluru.

While seeking mandate once more, the BJP has promised to a lot to voters.
The booklet was released on Sunday.
*To increase Palike’s resources to Rs 5,000 cr from Rs 2,000 cr
*Streamline property tax collection
*Levy taxes on govt buildings used for commercial purposes
*Online registration for trade licences
*Present realistic budget

Ward panels
*Ward committees to be formed within 90 days of coming to power
*Pro-active members of residents associations and citizens with civic concerns will be on ward committees

Towards digitisation
*Maximum realisation of the PM’s dream project Digital India through the Palike
*Upgrade BBMP mobile App to help citizens access its services
*House plan sanction applications to be available online
*CCTV cameras will be installed in BBMP offices

Reforms in administration
*Transparency, people-friendly, corruption-free governance
*Decentralisation of administration
*Technical Vigilance Cell under Commissioner (TVCC) to be strengthened

Basic Infrastructure
*To spend Rs 5,000 cr for improving basic infrastructure of the City.
* Focus on more elevated roads, underpasses and flyovers
*Exclusive bus corridors; priority for parking zones
*Fill potholes within 48 hrs of receiving complaints
*Widening of footpaths by relocating traders
*4 solar power units with private participation
*Rooftop solar system on BBMP buildings
*Sewage treatment plants for every lake
*3 more referral hospitals