We need to take the blame too, as residents. If exercising our franchise was a duty, so is the participation in decision-making. RWA meetings draw poor attendance, because they are not seen as “important.”
Rice at Rs 2 for whom? There are poor residents of Bengaluru who have been trying to a ration card, for years. The budget is an exercise to use public money to enhance the ruling party’s prospects in the coming elections.
Slowly, but surely, and with increasing frequency, we are hearing of action by individuals or small groups, raising protests and making a difference – whether it is saving a lake or stopping garbage dumping.
What examples are the authorities, the Vice chancellor, Registrar setting for the younger generation? With BU’s reputation plummeting, thousands of students passing out of here and applying abroad, find their chances eroded.
Residents whose dogs mess up the pavements and public places, are now warned that they will be fined and penalised. Will there be inspectors standing along all pathways, to keep track and nab the offenders and collect a fine?