Hebbal by-poll contestants share their vision at BPAC event

Hebbal by-poll contestants share their vision at BPAC event

‘Candidates meet Citizens’ organised by Bangalore Political Action committee (BPAC) and Citizens for Sustainability saw 12 of 20 candidates unveil their vision for the poll-bound Hebbal Assembly constituency on Saturday.

In the given three-minute time, Congress candidate C K Abdul Rahman Sharief said he would make Hebbal a model constituency with the support of the Congress government and the BBMP.

Y A Narayanaswamy, the BJP candidate, promised to provide free wifi and set up a 24x7 call centre, while Ismail Sharieff Nana (JD-S) assured to solve the problems of
the poor.

Among other candidates who are in the fray, Hunsur K Chandrashekhar (DPP) vowed to start a club for senior citizens and Dr Manjunath Nayak, a human right activist, assured to rejuvenate Hebbal lake and fill up potholes.  The lone woman candidate Pavithra vowed to organise health campaigns. Among other independent candidates, Nagesh S found improper sewage and stormwater drains as the major problems in the constituency.

B S Manjunath promised to develop slums, Vinay Kumar did not prefer to make any promises before the polls. Dr P K Velladurai batted for free education and Ali Haider spoke about the problems he faced to choose his election symbol.

Anil Shetty, a BPAC member, had a different take on the speeches made by candidates.
“Did it not sound like a tenth student’s speech?” he asked the audience. This is not the traditional politics, he added.

When the Congress and the BJP candidate claimed that about corruption, the audience reminded them of the parties they were representing.

The event ended even before all the candidates could speak on governance and corruption-free administration.

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