It’s time for open data on Karnataka assembly to analyse MLA performances. The government needs to digitise the data and put it in the public domain, to trigger informed debates. Else, public discourse will cover flags, religion and communal issues during elections, neglecting performances of elected representatives.
Karnataka government and BBMP say sorry to NGT for being presumptive about NGT’s authority. But what about the conclusion – is the buffer zone rule applicable retrospectively? Should building sanctions – those given recently or are in progress, in the new buffer zone regulations be cancelled? The confusion has only increased.