Politicians bunk RWA meeting yet again

At a discussion on ‘Bengaluru’s future –– Enough is enough lets rebuild Bengaluru’, RWA members were sore that only one MLA, Vijaykumar and one MP, Rajeev Chandrashekhar turned up for the event hosted for all MLCs, MLAs and MPs of South Bangalore. “The poor response by the representatives is evident at this event. Only one MLA has turned up. They (people) have to realise that they voted for the wrong person,” said one of the moderators at the event.

Speaking on the sidelines of the event, Rajeev Chandrashekar pointed that the main agenda behind the discussion was to ensure that RWAs voice their opinion and get “involved” in the decision-making process for the City’s future. “Frankly speaking, we have hit the rock bottom. People are tired of nameless and faceless bureaucrats running the show for them at the ward level. They need representation for functioning as a democratic society,” he said.

Chandrashekhar remarked that people have to realise who to vote for and what they expect from their representatives. “The discussion’s primary aim is to reach out to the polity and tell them that residents of the City have had enough,” he added.

Towards the end of the discussion, RWA members questioned the logic behind many of the works and complained about the inefficiency among officials. ABIDe members Chandrashekhar and Ashwin Mahesh agreed to be facilitators to let the voice of the residents reach the political leadership of the State.

Meanwhile, Ashwin Mahesh said that a ward-level co-ordination committee meeting is better than a “once in a while” meeting to discuss the woes of the City.  Ward Committee meeting have been organised once a week in three BBMP zones, namely, South Zone since August, East Zone since November and West Zone since December. “We have representatives from all the eight civic agencies in the City coming and interacting with the citizens,” said Mahesh.

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