Having lost BBMP polls, some want to get back to their jobs

It is a question of livelihood for many of the unsuccessful

Having lost BBMP polls, some want to get back to their jobs

 Several aspirational contestants quit their full-time jobs to contest the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike elections. However, not all of them saw success. With their passion to make a difference in society still undying, they are all set to get back to their professional lives.

Savitha Gowda, a JD(S) candidate who contested from the Shakambarinagar ward, is an architect by profession and a first-time contestant. Having taken time out for campaigning for the elections, Gowda, who owns an architecture firm, will get back to work from next week. “I am not just an architect but I am also into agriculture. I will get back to work. Nonetheless, I will continue to work for the cause I believe in. By next elections, I at least hope to create voter awareness,” she said.

For several others, getting back to their jobs is also a question of their livelihood. Since they contested with little or no political backing, they have now decided to manage their career and passion for politics side by side.

Lakshmi Moola, who contested on a Lok Satta Party ticket from the Pattabhiramnagar ward, has been in the limelight ever since she filed her nomination. Leaving a plush job, Moola plunged into the poll fray and received accolades for her bold step. Though the results were not up to her expectations, she will now continue her career and work actively with the party.

No financial backing

“Unlike people who contested with lot of financial backing, some of us managed with minimal expenditure. Now, I also have to think about my livelihood,” she said adding that she is likely to start her own business venture.

Prior to her stint in politics, Moola worked for the business development section of an HR firm. Similar is the case with Rohit Simha, an engineer who gave up his lucrative job in a multinational company. “Livelihood is an obvious question. I will either go back to working for a company or will start my own venture,” Simha said. He is also a Lok Satta Party candidate who contested from  Kathriguppe ward. Even though the voter behaviour in the elections has puzzled him, he believed this was just the first step and he would continue working at the grassroots with an aim to make a difference.

Savitha Gowda, a JD(S) candidate: I am not just an architect but I am also into agriculture. I will get back to work. Nonetheless, I will continue to work for the cause I believe in. By next elections, I at least hope to create voter awareness


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