When it comes to adequate, planned housing for the poor in Bengaluru, the government offers little land and lesser money. But when it comes to SEZs, hotels, layouts and apartments, there is always land available. Part II of the series.
In the first of a three-part series on what will happen to Bengaluru after the elections-2013, Subramaniam Vincent reflects on how Bengaluru was put on developmental steroids and pushed onto the sky like a shining saucer.
The Lokayukta or the “People’s Agent” was set up to uproot corruption. But our law-makers have ensured that it’s just another barking watchdog that cannot bite, leading to Justice Santosh Hegde’s resignation.
This council election will see Veena, a transsexual, and Anil, a former teacher, contesting from Okalipuram (Ward 196) and Hebbal (Ward 21) respectively. Both represent citizen group Praja Rajakiya Vedike.