Will BBMP reservation list spark yet another court battle?

Following the High Court’s directive to publish the final reservation list for 198 BBMP wards before April 13 2015, the Urban Development Department has published the draft reservation on April 4, inviting objections from public. (Here is the final reservation list for BBMP polls)

This time, 50 per cent of the seats are reserved for women candidates in accordance with women quota. The womens’ seats that were 66 have been increased to 99. However, the reservation made by the government has not gone down well with the BJP, which is the ruling party in the BBMP.

Going by the draft reservation, some of the former mayors and deputy mayors belonging to the BJP will not get an opportunity to contest the forthcoming election, as their wards have been reserved for women candidates this time. Some of the councillors who may not be able to contest the election are: former mayors Venkatesh Murthy from Katriguppe ward, S K Nataraj from Sarakki ward, former deputy mayors L Srinivas from Padmanabhnagar ward, S Harish of Nagavara ward.

BJP councillors have accused the State government of making the reservation according to its convenience for the benefit of the Congress councillors. The New Indian Express quoted them as saying that the reservation is politically motivated.

As a first step in articulating its opposition, the BJP is expected to file objections to the draft reservation and if the list is retained as it is, then have even hinted of approaching the court. If they approach the court, the election process might get delayed. Many suspect that the government did the reservation in this manner in order to delay the election.

Public can file their written objections to the reservation with the Deputy Commissioner of Bengaluru Urban district on or before April 11th, 2015. Final list will be announced on April 13th, 2015. Here goes the full list of reservation in BBMP wards, published on April 4th 2015.

1 Kempegowda Ward OBC-A (Women)
2 Choudeshwari Ward General (Women)
3 Attur ST (Women)
4 Yelahanka Sub Division OBC-B (Women)
5 Jakkur General
6 Thanisandra SC (Women)
7 Byatarayanapura OBC-A
8 Kodigehalli General
9 Vidyaranyapura General (Women)
10 Doddabommasandra General (Women)
11 Kuvempunagar SC
12 Shettihalli OBC-A (Women)
13 Mallasandra General
14 Bagalkunte ST
15 T. Dasarahalli General
16 Jalahalli OBC-B
17 J.P Garden General (Women)
18 Radha Krishna Temple Ward General
19 Sanjayanagar General (Women)
20 Ganganagar General (Women)
21 Hebbal General
22 Vishwanatha Nagenahalli OBC-A
23 Nagavara OBC-A (Women)
24 H.B.R Layout SC (Women)
25 Horamavu SC (Women)
26 Ramamurthy nagar General (Women)
27 Banaswadi General
28 Kammanahalli SC
29 Kacharakanahalli General
30 Kadugondanahalli OBC-A
31 Kushaal nagar OBC-A (Women)
32 Kavalbyrasandra OBC-A (Women)
33 Manorayanapalya General
34 Gangenahalli OBC-A
35 Aramane Nagar General
36 Mattikere General
37 Yashwanthpura OBC-A
38 H.M.T Ward General (Women)
39 Chokkasandra OBC-A (Women)
40 Doddabidirekallu ST
41 Peenay Industrial Area General (Women)
42 Lakshmidevinagara SC (Women)
43 Nandini Layout General
44 Marappana Palya SC
45 Malleshwaram General
46 Jayachamarajendra Nagar General
47 Devarajeevanahalli General
48 Muneshwara Nagar General
49 Lingarajapura General (Women)
50 Benniganahalli General (Women)
51 Vignanapura OBC-A
52 K.R.Puram OBC-A
53 Basavanapura SC
54 Hoodi SC
55 Devasandra General
56 A.Narayanapura SC
57 C.V Raman Nagar OBC-B (Women)
58 New Thippasandra General (Women)
59 Maruthi Seva Nagar OBC-B (Women)
60 Sagayapuram General
61 S.K Garden General
62 Ramaswamy Palya General (Women)
63 Jayamahal OBC-A
64 Rajmahal Guttahalli OBC-A (Women)
65 Kadu Malleshwaram General
66 Subramanya Nagar OBC-A
67 Nagapura OBC-B (Women)
68 Mahalakshmipuram General
69 Laggere OBC-B (Women)
70 Rajagopalanagar General (Women)
71 Heggenahalli General (Women)
72 Herohalli General (Women)
73 Kottigepalya OBC-A
74 Shakthi Ganapathi Nagar SC (Women)
75 Shankaramatt OBC-A
76 Gayithri Nagar General (Women)
77 Dattatreya Temple General
78 Pulakeshinagar General (Women)
79 Sarvajna Nagar General
80 Hoysala Nagar OBC-A (Women)
81 Vignana Nagar OBC-A
82 Garudachar Palya OBC-A
83 Kadugodi SC
84 Hagaduru General
85 Doddanekundi OBC-A (Women)
86 Marathhalli General (Women)
87 H.A.L Airport SC
88 Jeevan Bheema Nagar OBC-A (Women)
89 Jogupalya General
90 Halsoor General (Women)
91 Bharathi Nagar OBC-A
92 Shivaji Nagar General (Women)
93 Vasanthnagar General
94 Gandhinagar OBC-A
95 Subhash Nagar General
96 Okalipuram OBC-A
97 Dayananda Nagar General (Women)
98 Prakash Nagar General (Women)
99 Rajajinagar OBC-A
100 Basaveshwaranagar General (Women)
101 Kamakshipalya General (Women)
102 Vrushabhavathi Nagar General (Women)
103 Kaveripura General (Women)
104 Govindarajanagar General
105 Agrahara Dasarahalli General (Women)
106 Dr. Rajkumar Ward General (Women)
107 Shiva Nagar OBC-A (Women)
108 Sri Ramamandira Ward OBC-A
109 Chikpete OBC-A (Women)
110 Samapangirama Nagar OBC-B
111 Shantala Nagar OBC-B
112 Dommalur OBC-A
113 Konena Agrahara General
114 Agaram General
115 Vannarpete OBC-A (Women)
116 Neelasandra SC
117 Shathinagar OBC-B
118 Sudham Nagar General
119 Dharmaraya Swamy Temple Ward OBC-A (Women)
120 Cottonpet General
121 Binnypet General (Women)
122 Kempapura Agrahara ST (Women)
123 Vijaynagara OBC-A (Women)
124 Hosahalli General (Women)
125 Marenahalli General (Women)
126 Maruthi Mandira Ward OBC-A
127 Moodalapalya OBC-B
128 Nagarbhavi OBC-A
129 Gnanabharathi Ward SC (Women)
130 Ullala SC
131 Nayandahalli OBC-A (Women)
132 Attiguppe OBC-A
133 Hampi Nagar General
134 Bapuji Nagar General
135 Padarayanapura OBC-A (Women)
136 Jagajeevan Ramnagar OBC-A (Women)
137 Rayapuram General (Women)
138 Chalavadi Palya General (Women)
139 K.R Market General (Women)
140 Chamarajpete General (Women)
141 Azad Nagar OBC-A (Women)
142 Sunkenahalli OBC (B)
143 Vishweshwarapuram General
144 Siddapura General
145 Hombegowda Nagar OBC-A
146 Lakkasandra General
147 Adugodi SC (Women)
148 Ejeepura SC (Women)
149 Varthur SC (Women)
150 Bellandur SC
151 Koramangala General
152 Suddugunte Palya General
153 Jayanagar OBC-B
154 Basavanagudi General
155 Hanumathnagar General
156 Srinagar General
157 Gali Anjaneya Temple OBC-B (Women)
158 Deepanjali Nagar OBC-B (Women)
159 Kengeri OBC-A
160 Rajarajeshwari Nagar OBC-A (Women)
161 Hosakerehalli OBC-A (Women)
162 Girinagar General (Women)
163 Kathriguppe General (Women)
164 VidyaPeeta Ward General (Women)
165 Ganesh Mandira OBC-A (Women)
166 Karisandra General
167 Yadiyur OBC-A
168 Pattabhirama Nagar General (Women)
169 Byrasandra General
170 Jayanagar East General
171 Guruppanapalya OBC-A
172 Madiwala General
173 Jakkasandra OBC-A (Women)
174 H.S.R. Layout General
175 Bommanahalli General (Women)
176 B.T.M.Layout General
177 J.P Nagar General (Women)
178 Sarakki General (Women)
179 Shakambari Nagar  
180 Banashankari Temple Ward General (Women)
181 Kumaraswamy Layout General
182 Padmanabhanagar General (Women)
183 Chikkakallasandra General (Women)
184 Uttarahalli General
185 Yalachenahalli OBC-A (Women)
186 Jaraganahalli General
187 Puttenahalli General (Women)
188 Bilekahalli General
189 Hongasandra OBC-A (Women)
190 Mangammana Palya General (Women)
191 Singasandra SC (Women)
192 Begur SC (Women)
193 Arakere General (Women)
194 Gottigere SC (Women)
195 Konanakunte General (Women)
196 Anajanapura OBC-A (Women)
197 Vasanthapura General (Women)
198 Hemmigepura General

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2 Comments

  1. It seems, the congress govt will not get the majority by looking at the list. We people of Bengaluru have changed – the candidates who are chelas to the MLAs will be contesting. Every one in the city knows who are they and what are they doing for the public. what they have done in the past, simply by false promise no tactics will help.
    Sir. D K Ravi’s death case is well know to every one and every one has the questions about this congress govt. So my suggestion to congress govt – please don’t waste any money. Keep it safe for future elections.

  2. It’s so obvious that the reservation system is misused widely by just the influential crowd. Most of the current reservation wards even is just under ‘Laloo-Rabri’ model. We must look at making elections more meritrocratic than reservation based.

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