Waiting for their saviour

One of the contenders for Halasur’s affection is BJP candidate M Chandrashekhar who is working overtime to woo his voters.

Chandrashekhar starts his day as early as 6 am, goes to meet voters and makes big promises. His voice is heard, because he is a candidate from the ruling party.

“We cannot read what’s in their mind but it is encouraging when people question me thoroughly on plans I have for their areas. I don’t think they pose these questions to other candidates. These questions make me take the election more optimistically,” says Chandrashekhar.

His Congress rival is Uday Kumar, while the JD-S has fielded Sarveshwara. The fight appears to be quite toughas the ward has a large number of Tamil speakers whose votes are expected to be divided across the four major parties: BJP, Congress, JD-S and DMK. Chandrashekhar has no hesitation in saying that the fight is very tough but he is confident of sailing through.

At Yellamma Temple Street, people surround him and complain about the apathy of the BBMP in giving them khata documents. The BJP candidate gives them assurances. At Bazaar Street, people complain the lack of cleanliness and harassment by policemen.

Chandrashekhar says the major problem in the area is the old and dilapidated  underground drains and water pipelines, that need to be replaced. The Ulsoor Lake needs to be cleaned. Luckily, he says the roads in the ward are in good condition.

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