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BBMP ELECTIONS 2015
Citizen Matters Special
Bengaluru City Council: News and Analysis
The BBMP Elections 2015 were held on Saturday August 22nd. While there was much talk of people wanting to see change in Bengaluru, the final voter turnout was only 44 per cent. Apathy, poor quality of candidates, issues with the voter roll, even the weather, were cited as reasons for the poor turnout.
Results were finally annouced on Tuesday August 25th and saw BJP take the reins of the city council once again with a simple majority of 100 seats. Congress trailed them with 75 seats, followed by JDS with 14 seats, and Others (Independent candidates + Other parties) with 8 seats.
For each zone, we mapped ward details, past council details, number of voters, etc. For some select wards, we had details about the state of the ward — the demographics, infrastructure details, the tenders and development works executed, issues raised by citizens and more. We also added details of contesting candidates as we got info.
Click on the map or on the zone/ward names for more information.
We thank Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy and BBMP Restructuring Committee for the data they shared with us, and Thejesh GN for the ward maps. Their help enabled us to form pages for BBMP Elections 2015.
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