DH initiative on BBMP polls gets overwhelming response

Citizens for Change

DH initiative on BBMP polls gets overwhelming response

Responses have been pouring in for Deccan Herald’s ‘Citizens for Change’ initiative, which offers people a platform to raise their problems and get a signed undertaking from the candidates that the listed issues would be resolved within a specified timeframe.

This is an agenda for change, an action plan to get every candidate extremely serious about their election promises. Deccan Herald, as announced earlier, will put up these commitments in public domain.

The citizens’ agenda offers people a unique opportunity to make their ward candidates accountable. Residents’ Welfare Associations from every ward could list the 10 most prominent issues in their ward. They could be related to garbage, the condition of a road or roads, stray dog menace, streetlights, underground drainage, condition of parks and lakes, land records or any civic matter.

Fix a deadline for the candidates to resolve the specified problems if elected to the BBMP. Get a signed undertaking from your ward’s BJP, Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) candidates in the prescribed format.

The forms are available at www.deccanherald.com

Clearly mention the name of the citizen / Residents Welfare Association with contact details (phone number, email address). Send the filled-in form with signatures of the association representative and all the three candidates to Deccan Herald. Scanned copies of the form could be mailed to bbmppolls@deccanherald.co.in

The deadline for sending the filled-in forms has been extended till August 20.

Here is the second set of responses to the Citizens for Change initiative
*Domlur Layout Residents’ Welfare Association has obtained an undertaking from four candidates contesting from the Domlur ward (No 112). Mariappaswamy (BJP), Janakiraman (Congress), Krishnamurthy (JD-S) and Lakshminarayan (Independent) have signed an undertaking that the 10 issues listed will be resolved within the
deadline fixed by the Association.

*Vinayaka Nagar Residents’ Association (Ladies Wing) has got an undertaking from the candidates contesting from the Konena Agrahara ward (No 113) that the seven issues the Association has listed will be solved within the deadline fixed by it. The BJP candidate Surendranath Reddy and the Congress candidate N Ramakrishna have signed the undertaking.

*Ramanjanappa Layout Residents’ Welfare Association has listed 10 issues pertaining to the A Narayanapura ward (No 56). The BJP candidate V C Raju and the Congress candidate V Suresh have given a signed undertaking to the Association that the issues will be solved within the deadline fixed by it.

*Senior Citizens’ Forum, Michaelpalayam and Indiranagar, has got an undertaking from Somu (BJP), Lakshmi Venkatesh (Congress) and V Raghunanda (JD-S) who are contesting from the Hoysaalanagar ward (No 8). The three candidates have agreed to solve the five issues listed by the Forum within the deadline given by it.

*Amarjyothi (Main) Layout Residents’ Association has obtained a written assurance from the BJP candidate Savithramma from the Thanisanadra ward (No 6), that the 10 issues listed by it will be resolved within the time fixed by it.

*Residents’ Social Forum, HBR Layout, 3rd Block, has obtained a signed undertaking from the BJP candidate from the Kacharakanahalli ward (No 29) Padmanabha Reddy that 10 issues listed by it will be resolved. P M Mathews, a resident of Sena Vihar in Kacharakanahalli ward, has listed 10 separate issues and got a separate undertaking from Reddy.

*Ferns City Plot Owners’ Association has obtained an undertaking from the candidates contesting from the Doddanekundi ward (No 85) that the 10 issues listed by the Association will be resolved. Three candidates - Shwetha Vijay Kumar (BJP), Usha K Guru (Congress) and Jyothi Erachari (JD-S) - have signed the undertaking.

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