Mahadevpura Assembly Constituency - Elections 2018

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1 Whitefield Rising voting guidance

What is Whitefield Rising’s guidance on WHO to Vote for?

Party NOT a good criteria when voting for MLA. That’s for Lok Sabha. MLA abilities are much more important for local issues to be resolved. If you have a poor candidate from your favorite party, well you will be left with a poor state of affairs. A good candidate can do a lot with or without any party support as the role of MLA is well empowered.

Review each candidate carefully. But if none satisfy your need, you may vote NOTA with the recognition that it only registers your protest and people will know what they missed by not putting a good candidate forward.

Even if 90% of the votes are NOTA, it will NOT trigger a Re-Election. The winner amongst the 10% wins. This is a flaw with the current NOTA. If there are many NOTAs, the next elections for Corporator that are right around the corner will see much better candidates !

AND the existing elected reps will also sit up and pull up their socks.. If WE show turnout. Therefore, most importantly get ALL your communities and Neighbors to come out and VOTE in large numbers on MAY 12th.

2 Mahadevpura_2018 MLA Candidate information PACK

Details available in this document.

3 Videos of Open Forum Meet with Mahadevapura Candidates

Full video of event


Interview 1- Ramesh Chander


Interview 2 - AC Srinivas


Interview 3 - Arvind Limbavali


Interview 4- Sathish K


Interview 5 - Bhaskar Prasad

English translation- https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xg_IxHWnebPBjg-ZluXKth0eAECpFmBz1bY2DJIagKE/mobilebasic

4 Issues

4.1 WHAT ARE THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN MAHADEVAPURA


4.2 WHAT IS YOUR PLAN TO REJUVENATE THE LAKES


4.3 WILL YOU FORM WARD COMMITTEES


4.4 HOW WILL YOU ENSURE THE RULE OF LAW IS FOLLOWED


4.5 WHAT WILL YOU DO IF YOU LOSE


4.6 HOW WILL YOU TACKLE THE GARBAGE ISSUE


4.7 WILL YOU ASK FOR GOOD INFRASTRUCTURE BEFORE GIVING BUILDING SANCTIONS


4.8 WHAT IS YOUR FORMULA TO CHANGE THE SYSTEM


4.9 HOW WILL YOU ENSURE THE RULE OF LAW IS FOLLOWED

4.10 WHAT WILL YOU DO DIFFERENTLY

4.11 Closing statements

Sharing the short videos of the Closing Statements of the candidates on their strategy for the future from yesterday's event at Radisson Blu.

Mr. Bhaskar Prasad -https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/990514745299128321

Translation from Kannada: Mahadevapura has been reduced to such a state that you have to fight for survival here you don't have a dignified life here. problems are as simple as Mosquito menace. Mahadevapura has not got its due attention from the incumbent MLA for the past 10 years and the issues of Mahadevapura have gone up by 20 times. If I am elected I will give a such a governance in such a way that you will give me a list of suggestions rather that list of problems/issues.

Mr. Arvind Limbavali -https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/990562421914861568

Mr. AC Srinivas - https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/990530822695464960

Translation from Kannada: Mahadevapura has grown in terms of IT/BT and apartments, but there is no proportionate development of basic facilities. so in future if elected, will work speedily to provide roads, water, development of lakes, upgrade government schools, hakkupathras for the poor, sites, gardens and parks, footpath proportionate to the population of the constituency. providing better basic facilities is my main aim and intend to make Mahadevapura a model constituency. this will not be a simple task to handle, I will take this as a challenge, considering your opinion and support from the government.

Mr. Ramesh Chander - https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/990508461850025986

Mr. Satish K - https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/990518711474941952

Translation from Kannada: The environment in Mahadevapura is totally commercialised and it the money and muscle power that is working. Mahadevapura has not made any progress in the last 10 years. If elected will work unbiased across party lines for the development. Big companies and Apartment complexes do not indicate progress, but it is important that the elected representative utilises the resources and governs in a effective way. Having presented your issues, first the elected representative should realise that we are not public leaders but public servants. Mahadevapura is the most backward in terms of development among all 224 constituencies. Only sloganeering will not help, we all working together without any language or state differentiation to bring in a change.

4.12 Media coverage from Open Forum Meet with Mahadevapura Candidates

http://whitefieldrising.org/blog/millionvoterrising/

https://www.thenewsminute.com/…/karnataka-elections-2018-ca…

http://www.thehindu.com/…/candidates-fi…/article23722362.ece

https://www.deccanchronicle.com/…/bengaluru-residents-relea…

Karnataka Elections 2018: A chance for citizens, netas to engage in a dialogue - https://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com/…/artic…/63964068.cms

Citizens: Unlock tech hub from traffic congestion - https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/…/article…/63966354.cms…

Mahadevapura’s chronic civic problems are out in the open - http://www.newindianexpress.com/…/mahadevapuras-chronic-civ…

Karnataka elections 2018: Mahadevapura constituency: IT hub slowed down by traffic jams, encroached lakes and garbage - The Economic Times - http://www.ecoti.in/V1lyTb

4.13 All media coverage of MLA candidate event

Citizen Matters report - http://bengaluru.citizenmatters.in/candidate-debate-mahadevapura-bangalore-karnataka-elections-2018-24394

https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/karnataka-elections-2018-candidates-and-citizens-come-together-discuss-issues-and-solutions

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/candidates-field-queries-in-mahadevapura/article23722362.ece

https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/politics/300418/bengaluru-residents-release-manifesto-tell-netas-to-comply.html

Karnataka Elections 2018: A chance for citizens, netas to engage in a dialogue - https://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com/bangalore/karnataka-assembly-election/karnataka-elections-2018-a-chance-for-citizens-netas-to-engage-in-a-dialogue/articleshow/63964068.cms

Citizens: Unlock tech hub from traffic congestion - https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/citizens-unlock-tech-hub-from-traffic-congestion/articleshow/63966354.cms?utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=iOSapp&utm_source=WhatsApp.com

Mahadevapura’s chronic civic problems are out in the open - http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengaluru/2018/apr/30/mahadevapuras-chronic-civic-problems-are-out-in-the-open-1808150.html

Short videos of closing statements :

Mr. Bhaskar Prasad -https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/990514745299128321

Mr. Arvind Limbavali -https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/990562421914861568

Mr. AC Srinivas - https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/990530822695464960

Mr. Ramesh Chander - https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/990508461850025986

Mr. Satish K - https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/990518711474941952

4.13.1 Response to questionnaire

Ramesh Chander : http://whitefieldrising.org/blog/response-to-questionnaire-by-candidate-ramesh-chander/

5 Candidate affidavits

https://twitter.com/anjali_wfr/status/991648998590042112?s=21

6 Mahadevpura MLA Candidate Manifesto 2018

A copy of this document is given to every candidate who is standing for elections for MLA position from Mahadevapura

6.1 1 Mahadevapura Asks of MLA Candidates

We have learnt over 5 years that the issues we face are not because our asks are not clear. After all you don’t need us to ask for stopping sewage in lakes or garbage on streets. You don’t need us to ask for clean water and clean air for all or for a reprieve in traffic. You already know this. Rather than speculate on your reasons for being unable to fulfill this, we have studied exactly what we need to ask of an MLA, understood his/her reach and potential. In the end, we have learnt that a good individual with integrity and intent regardless of Party will be our answer.

This document has 3 sections. The first(A) shares the attributes we are looking for in our candidate. The second(B) looks for specific actionable expectations from the candidate as soon as he/she comes into power. The third(C) shares the current state of affairs in Mahadevpura

6.2 1.1 OUR EXPECTATIONS OF OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE

Show Intent Infact if we could ask for only one thing, it would be for your “Intent”. We observe the speed with which anything the Govt really wants can be done - Eg Indira Canteen. Yet a simple fencing of public land is yet to be done after years. The Intent is missing..

Ability to Influence Influence and ensure the appointment of Competent, Honest, Strong, Ethical officers for the posts in Mahadevapura, so they can “execute” and “deliver” successfully The Joint Commissioner, ARO do not move on Bribe free khatas. The Health Inspector does not impose any penalty on violations. The Tahsildar is blatant in his non cooperation to fence any public lands thus allowing encroachment. This along with you, you need to influence the appointment of excellent officers.

Engage Be present at necessary forums (Legislative Assembly/Council ) to represent the constituency and be accessible to citizens on a regular basis. Support development at each level with the Wards by Engaging and influencing the BBMP Budgeting Process and Council to raise the importance of the top issues in the zone and bring resolution With the exploding population of Mahadevpura, where is the State/Central Govt attention to ramp up the infrastructure and use the opportunity to make this a world class zone? What are the demands you are making on our behalf and where? Whether the Ward corporator is from your party or otherwise, your keen engagement and support at a ward level is crucial. Instead we often see “blocks” of the work of the corporators from the other party. Being visible and active at the BBMP Budgeting Process and Council is crucial to genuine progress of a developing area.

Execute Ensure adequate and effective use of MLA Local Area Development (LAD) Funds, Ward Funds, Welfare Funds, Nagarothana. Work to get additional allocations of funds from State and Central Government programs. We have learnt the hard way that funding is NOT the issue. But effective usage of the funds is. Everyone knows about all percentages required. We need an MLA who has the integrity, vision and ability to effectively use all these sources of funds for our area.

BBMP and Budget Structure Lobby and get separate BBMP budget and structure allocated for Mahadevpura Zone with full financial powers for Local Joint Commissioner.

6.3 1.2 EXPECTATIONS TRANSLATE TO ACTIONS

PLEASE CHECK OFF ✔ WHAT YOU COMMIT TO ----

1. Immediately Show Intent Within 90 days: ALL 8 ward committees must be operational with monthly meetings and monthly minutes published. Must attend one meeting of EACH ward in these first 90 days. Ward committees MUST have non partisan citizens as members. Within 90 days: Fence 2 public lands in each ward Within 12 months, that public land must be ready with functioning DWCC , Park or use identified by ward committee Support all officers and Corporators in discharging their duties without favor or discrimination regardless of Party of Corporator in power. Non-interference in discharge of duties.

2. Immediately Influence (45 DAYS) the appointment of Competent, Honest, Strong, Ethical officers for the below posts in Mahadevapura, so they can “execute” and “deliver” successfully: Joint Commissioner Chief Engineer SE - SWM Deputy Health Officer Tahsildar

3. Legislative Assembly and Council Attendance, Ward Committee attendance, BBMP Council Level engagement

85%+ Legislative Assembly attendance; issues raised for the Constituency to be circulated one week prior and a report on outcome in one week after 75%+ Council attendance; publish a report after each meeting with highlights Attend one ward committee meeting per month to understand and support projects that need intervention, funding and support by lobbying at appropriate levels.

4. MLA Local Area Development (LAD) Funds, Ward Funds, Welfare Fund, Nagarothana Raise funds for the Constituency from Center, State and other sources as available Ensure welfare funds are spent 100% Publish remaining Ward vs. Zone level budget allocations with Detailed Spend vs. Work Done data available online at all times - 100% transparency for citizens

6.4 1.3 ISSUES THAT WILL BE RESOLVED BY THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

Mahadevpura has 8 wards and approximately 7 lakh residents. Their issues are serious and are not being addressed. These issues will be kept updated by the residents of the Area.

Ward Specific Issues:

6.5 1.4 Our Experiences in the last 5 years

Our summary of MLA connect - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-bpx4UYX5JNI_HG61LKlX4sEaBqhcx5nogoA5QlTyBw/edit?usp=sharing http://www.risingcitizen.org/wiki/Resident_Experiences_with_the_Govt_from_2013-2018

I, as a MLA candidate for Mahadevapura Constituency, do affirm that I can ensure meeting the requirements outlined above to the best of my abilities, if elected to office and will work for the welfare of the citizens of Mahadevapura.

Those items that I cannot undertake are marked with a X as well.

I understand that the points I commit to are regardless of party at Center, State, MP level or Corporator level; if not please state your “conditions” against each item. Example: “I can only complete this item if the MP/State/Center is from X party” and so on

Name: Signature: Date:

Online Location of this document : http://www.risingcitizen.org/wiki/Mahadevpura_MLA_Candidate_Manifesto_2018

Presented by Citizens of Mahadevpura Constituency

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