Compare Bangalore North candidates before you vote!

You are going to vote for a candidate as your MP for the next five years; this might not be a one-minute decision if you have an open mind and are willing to compare the candidates. This compilation is meant to help get all the info for your own comparison in one place, so that you spend less time searching.

Bangalore North has around 22 lakh voters and covers the assembly constituency areas of Bytarayanapura, Dasarahalli, Hebbal, K.R.Puram, Mahalakshmi Layout, Malleshwaram, Pulakeshinagar and Yeshwanthpur.

Affidavit comparisons: No criminal cases against major candidates in Bangalore North

ADR affidavit analysis: Click here

Answers to B-AWARE questions: Click here.

Candidate Debate: Report of the debate organised by BPAC

Self introductions of the four major candidates

D V Sadananda Gowda, BJP

Assets

  • Assets: Rs 5.5Cr + (2013)
  • Assets: Rs. 9.88 Cr (2014)

Profile

BJP fields D V Sadananda Gowda in Bangalore North

Elected to the 14th Lok Sabha. His track record as researched by PRS

Campaign Trail

Smiling DVS disarms BJP fans in ‘all-bouquet-no-brickbat’ event

Babu Mathew, AAP

Profile

‘Trade unionist’ clean candidate: AAP’s pick for Bangalore North

  • Country Director Action Aid, India.
  • Professor at University Law College, Bangalore
  • Faculty member at National Law School
  • Professor, Registrar and Chair of Juvenile Justice studies.
  • Founder, Centre for Child and the Law at the National Law School.
  • Vice- President of Trade Union International for two terms.
  • Awarded with the Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship

Interview
An honest man cannot function in a corrupt party: Babu Mathew

C N Narayanaswamy, INC

  • Age:
  • Education:
  • Profession
  • Assets: Rs 24.79 Cr        

Profile

Socialist ‘Janata’ leader for Bengaluru North INC

  • Recipient of several awards
  • Has held several prominent political positions

Interviews

I will set an example by being honest: Narayana Swamy

Abdul Azeem, JD(S)

  • Age: 61  
  • Edu: LLB
  • Profession: Retd ACP

Assets

  • 15.89 Cr (2014)
  • Rs 8.10 Cr (2013)

Profile

Ex-cop to try his luck from Bangalore North yet again

  • Was known as the Shermock Holmes of Bangalore
  • Has been an MLC in the past, contested and lost the Assembly elections in 2013

Issues in Bangalore North Constituency

  • There are no UGD connections in some areas. Sewage seeps underground from cesspits.
  • Frequent power cuts in suburban areas
  • Bad roads ridden with potholes
  • Traffic congestion is also severe along this road, especially near Tin Factory and KR Pura hanging bridge.
  • Lack of streetlights
  • Poor garbage clearance, even in the areas where rich and elite live, like Malleshwaram and Sadashivanagar.
  • Flooding during rains.
  • Lake encroachment, buildings on dried up lake beds
  • Stray animals
  • BDA layouts like Vrushabhavathi Layout don’t have proper road or sanitary lines.
  • Blocked manholes
  • High rises coming up without proper permissions around near Jakkur and Yelahanka aerodromes could cause safety risks in future.

Useful Links

In all there are 14 candidates contesting from Bangalore North, view the complete list of candidates –  http://bangalore.citizenmatters.in/articles/candidates-list

Find out which wards / Assembly constituencies comes under Bangalore North Parliamentary Constituency: Click here.

More articles on Bangalore North

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/a-gentlemans-game-in-north-bangalore-constituency/article5902056.ece

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Josephine Joseph researches and writes on urban governance, civic and environmental issues in Bangalore City, from a ‘citizen’ point of view.