The book by PUCL analyses the entire eviction episode, with the government documents, and explains how a Public Private Partnership can be manipulated. Meanwhile the Lokayukta probe on evictions has headed nowhere, because of ‘lack of records.’
Many housing cooperatives have hit the headlines for all wrong reasons: violation of rules, mismanagement, non-allotment of sites and more. The question is, have they forgotten the original purpose behind their formation?
A 2300-crore real estate project in south Bangalore has encroached 2.6 acres of Rajakaluve, risking flooding, says an IISc report. The promoter, Manipal ETA Infotech Pvt Ltd, doesn’t even exist in the list of registered companies in India.
The central Environmental Ministry watchdog office in Bengaluru is so understaffed that they are signing off compliance reports without even inspecting sites. This is one of many reasons this 72-acre realty project is proceeding despite major violations.
The central government’s ground water authority had issued a major order in November 2012, banning digging of commercial borewells. When the baton passed to the state authority this April, everything broke.
Ex-Mayor and BJP candidate from Shanthinagar, Murthy blames the lack of cooperation from the previous MLA and councillors for the woes of the constituency; says, his experience as mayor and corporator will help him solve problems.
The BPAC endorsed MLA candidates are happy that they can reach out to educated middle class, especially the IT crowd.
The chosen 14 were selected based on public service record and background and capacity.
Citizen Matters, in an effort to feel the pulse of the Janata Dal (Secular), spoke to M S Narayan Rao, who is currently the Bangalore city President of JD(S). He also heads the Bangalore manifesto drafting committee of the JD(S).