Bengaluru this week
August 27th 2015
The past week was abuzz with excitement, with citizens of Bengaluru wondering which party would finally take over the reins of the BBMP council. Most exit polls claimed that Congress had the upper-hand. When results were finally announced on August 25th, it became evident that the BJP would be at the helm of city affairs yet again. The party took the lead with a simple majority of 100 seats. Congress trailed them with 76 seats, followed by JDS with 14 seats, and Others (Independent candidates + other parties) with 8 seats. In an interesting twist, the number of women candidates who made it to the council, outnumber the men, 101 to 97.
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Which ward saw the lowest voter turnout in BBMP election 2015?
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In other news…
Food for thought
Our intern Holly Thorpe writes about her gastronomical adventures in Bengaluru. She talks not just about the food, but also the practices surrounding it, and says that they are a reminder to stay grounded. Read: Humble pie: An American palate adjusts to food culture in India.
From the archives
August 23rd marked the 102nd birthday of Professor G Venkatasubbiah, Kannada’s foremost lexicographer, who is still active in the literary field. Here’s an interview we did with him two years back. Read: The grand old man of Kannada.
Events this week
Click here for the complete list of events in Bengaluru.
BBMP Elections 2015: Special coverage by Citizen Matters
Elections Special: Where should you vote?; Candidates info; Guide for voting day