20 BCLIP-trained candidates to contest BBMP elections

BCLIP candidates contesting BBMP elections – 2015, posing alongwith BPAC members. Pic courtesy: BPAC

20 candidates trained under BPAC’s Civic Leadership Incubator Program are contesting the upcoming BBMP elections in Bengaluru. They went through the nine month program where they were equipped with theoretical knowledge, post which they took up many community projects. While ten of the participants have aligned themselves to various political parties (BJP – 3, INC – 1, JDS – 1, Loksatta – 5), the remaining ten are contesting as independent candidates.

List of candidates

Sl No   Candidate  Ward  Contact # Party Ward number
1 Devika Raj  Prakash Nagar  9731378776 BJP  98
2 Sathyavathi  Jaynagar  9886288690 BJP  153
3 Sampath Kumar  Vasanth Nagara  9611129055 BJP  93
4 Chuchendra Kumar  Katriguppe  9845679575 INC  163
5 Amith Nigli  Banaswadi  9449818450 Independent  27
6 Aravind K.B  Govindrajnagar ward  9620869322 Independent  104
7 Geetha G  Sanjaynagar  9686456668 Independent  19
8 Imran Pasha  K.G. Halli  9845049456 Independent  30
9 Jayalakshmi  Mahalakshmipuram  9880640999 ndependent  68
10 Sagar Sathish  Marappanpalya  9900012020 Independent  44
11 Sridatta B.R.  Kumaraswamy layout  9620983982 Independent  191
12 Subbaiah. T.S  Radhakrishna temple  9845107901 Independent  18
13 Venkatesh Prasad  Yelchinahalli  9886401927 Independent  185
14 Vinay Garuda  Hebbal  7406700900 Independent  46
15 Ashok Nidigal Y N  Ejipura  9341211788 JDS  148
16 Lakshmi Moola  Pattabhiramnagara 9980945623 LSP 168
17 Maithreyi Nandapana  HSR Layout 9980243000 LSP  174
18 Phani Sai  Basvangudi  9663366496 LSP  154
19 Rohit Simha  Kathriguppe  9945675956 LSP  163
20 Shilpa Pawar Karisandra  9844523808 LSP  166

Over the past months, these candidates have been actively engaged in their communities, undertaking projects across a wide spectrum of civic activities. Several of them have been addressing the problems of garbage management and waste segregation in their wards, while others have championed the cause of women empowerment through sexual harassment prevention training, women employment assistance etc. They have also been addressing issues such as Lake conservation, voter registration, public safety etc in their respective wards.

A BPAC press note says that these candidates have been equipped with the ability to reach out to relevant experts (through the B.CLIP program) to seek help to design of sustainable and impactful solutions to their problems.

The press note quotes T V Mohandas Pai, Vice President, B.PAC, as saying: “Two years ago, B.CLIP was an idea. The fact that 20 participants from this program have felt motivated to contest these elections is a major step. Once this cadre of people in the city grows, it will definitely bring about positive change in the way the city is governed.”

21 BJP, 17 INC candidates get BPAC endorsement

Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC) has announced the names of 50 candidates that met B.PAC’s endorsement criteria for 81 wards in Bangalore city for the upcoming BBMP elections, 2015.

Municipal elections have the largest impact on our everyday lives as basic and essential services like water, roads, sewage all come under the purview of a Corporator. We have more than 1000 candidates who are contesting the BBMP 2015 elections and the residents of Bangalore have a difficult task ahead of them to vote in a responsible and efficient government. Keeping this in mind, B.PAC has undertaken the exercise of endorsing the candidates to enable citizens to make a decision in the best interest of their respective wards.

The press note lists the key evaluation criteria as follows:

Evaluation criteria

Elimination Criteria:

  1. Serious criminal record
  2. History of violence/abuse (whether convicted in a court of law or not) against women or children
  3. Record of misuse of any public office for private gain
  4. Shadow contestant (relative of sitting corporators, senior political leaders) where candidate is not socially or politically active in the ward
  5. Serious Negative feedback from socially active opinion makers & RWA’s  in the ward

Selection Criteria:

  1.                i.         Visible engagement in public service
  2.                ii.        Recognition in the community for leadership of civic issues
  3.                iii.       Demonstrated capability to improve the Ward
  4.                iv.       Accessibility to Public
  5.                v.        No conflict of interest between Public office and Private interest
  6.                vi.       Education Qualification and youth was an added weightage

 

“We request Bengalureans to come in large numbers and exercise their franchise without fear, favour or inducements and to elect the best public spirited candidate from their ward only then they can demand better civic services from the elected corporators ” said Revathy Ashok, CEO B.PAC

“A country like ours has a diverse polity and you need multiple skillsets to tackle the issues that confront us today. It was a tough call and after diligent deliberations the committee concluded that each of these candidates had something valuable to offer the voters, and hence, should be supported in their endeavors to represent Bangalore “said, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, President B.PAC.

BPAC will be requesting its volunteers to campaign for the candidates endorsed. Last year B.PAC had endorsed 14 candidates for the Assembly Elections 2013 and 12 candidates in the parliamentary elections 2014. Below is the list of B.PAC Endorsed Candidates for BBMP General Elections 2015.

Zone

Sl No

Ward Name

Ward No

Political Party

Candidate Name

Mahadevapura

1

Dodda Nekkundi

85

INC

Usha K

2

Kadugodi

83

IND

Vijayan V

3

Hagadur

84

INC

R Uday kumar

4

Varthur

149

INC

Nisha S Vasu

 

Zone

Sl No

Ward Name

Ward No

Political Party

Candidate Name

South

1

Jayanagar

153

BJP

Sathyavathi K

2

Srinagar

156

BJP

J N Savitha

3

Deepanjali Nagar

158

JDS

Ashwini Jayaram

4

Ganesh Mandir ward

165

BJP

Lakshmi Umesh

5

Karisandra

166

LSP

Shilpa P

6

Pattabhiram Nagar

168

LSP

Lakshmi Moola

7

Byrasandra

169

BJP

N Nagaraju

8

Gurappanapalya

171

JDS

Jameer Pasha

9

Madivala

172

INC

Manjunath Reddy

10

BTM Layout

176

JDS

K Devdas

 

Zone

Sl No

Ward Name

Ward No

Political Party

Candidate Name

East

1

Radhakrishna Temple Ward

18

IND

Subbaiah T S

2

Hebbala

21

BJP

Jayappa Reddy

3

Banasavadi

27

IND

Amith Negli

4

Jayamahal

63

INC

M K Gunashekar

5

Jogupalya

89

INC

P Chandrashekar

6

Vasanth Nagar

93

INC

B R Naidu

7

Sampangiram Nagar

110

INC

R Vasanth Kumar

8

Shantala Nagar

111

INC

A Joseph Moses

9

Domlur

112

BJP

A Mariyappaswamy

10

Shanthi Nagar

117

BJP

RV Nagaratna Yadav

11

Manorayanapalya

33

INC

Abdul Wajid

12

Jeevanbhima Nagar

88

BJP

Veenakumari Ramakrishna

13

Pulikeshinagar

78

INC

A R Zakir

 

Zone

Sl No

Ward Name

Ward No

Political Party

Candidate Name

West

1

Aramane Nagar

35

BJP

Sumengala Keshav

2

Marappana Palya

44

IND

Sagar Sathish

3

Malleswaram

45

BJP

Jayapal N

4

Kadu Malleshwar Ward

65

BJP

Manjunatharaju

5

Mahalakshimpuram

68

IND

Jayalakshmi

6

Gandhinagar

94

BJP

R J Latha

7

Chamarajpet

140

JDS

R Shylaja

8

Prakash Nagar

98

BJP

DevikaRaj

9

Rajaji Nagar

99

BJP

H R Krishnappa

10

Basaveshwara Nagar

100

BJP

Umavathi Padamaraj

11

Srirammandira

108

BJP

Deepa Nagesh

12

Kaveripura

103

BJP

Vijaylakshmi Singh

13

Govindaraja Nagar

104

IND

Arvind K B

14

Jagajivanaramnagar

136

INC

Seema Althaf Khan

15

Nagarabhavi

128

BJP

Mohan Kumar

 

Zone

Sl No

Ward Name

Ward No

Political Party

Candidate Name

Bommanahalli

1

HSR Layout

174

BJP

K Gurumurthy Reddy

2

Uttarahalli

184

INC

Varaprasad Reddy

3

Puttenahalli

187

BJP

Prabhavathi Ramesh

Dasarahalli

1

Mallasandra

13

INC

R Manjunath

RR Nagar

1

HMT Ward

38

INC

S Asha Rani

2

Jnana Bharathi ward

129

INC

Kavyasree Manju

Yelahanka

1

Yelahanka Satellite Town

4

BJP

Satish M

2

Vidyaranyapura

9

INC

Sudha T T

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