BBMP corporators and their contact numbers – – Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
As CN Srinivas walked out of his house on Wednesday morning, four men watched, and az-links.infoas made his way to a hairdresser's on. Srinivas met the director of the MNREDA, Mr. John Rodborne. meet Mr. R. G. Lingdoh, the Chairman of Meghalaya Rural Development Corporation, (MRDC). Pulakeshinagar MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy at meeting with the Richards Town Sitting on his left is SK Garden ward corporator Elumalai.
What difference will you make? If any work has to be done by corporators or even a state minister, it is not possible without the cooperation of the local MLA or MP. The MLA here has not extended any cooperation. For any program implementation, even if a state minister were to come to inaugurate, the MLA would create roadblocks.
The responsibility is on the local MLA for all this.
Full responsibility for this is on the local MLA. He should have given his attention. My government would have done the required work here.
Tracking Pulakeshi Nagar MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy – Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
It has done a lot of other work. How will you work with the BJP corporators in this area? During that time, I have met Yeddyurappa 4 times, won his confidence and have raised funds for the Bangalore ZP. MLAs have the power to take up problems, approach the government and work for development. Take for example, Siddaramaiah. Mahadevapura development suffered due to the local MLA not approaching, not talking to the government.
State government has funded those areas well. Here in Mahadevapura, complete failure is because of local MLA and not government. What is your stand on these matters? I have info on all these cases. From to now, in Mahadevapura area, there have been several cases of encroachment of government lands. Land has been granted to outsiders, establishments, etc. There are hundreds of such cases. The state government has sanctioned lot of funds for development but due to lack of proper utilization of such funds, Mahadevapura has not been able to develop lakes or roads.
How will you attend to these?
BBMP corporators and their contact numbers – 2015
I have a good understanding of how lakes and roads should be developed. Zilla Parishad used to spend a lot of money on desilting. When lakes are desilted, it starts holding more water. All nearby borewells will also get more water and this will help agriculture.
I have good knowledge in this. If I am elected as MLA, lake rejuvenation will get major attention, development of lakes will help in many ways — reduces pollution, water scarcity will reduce, help people walk around.
I have more dreams for Mahadevapura. Today it has become a concrete jungle. Today, it is difficult to live here due to concrete all around. Will you be able to publish goals and milestones for those focus areas — lake development, protection and addition of greeney, etc. Can you publish your manifesto? Yes, I have a manifesto ready. I plan to meet those goals within the first year itself — protection of government land, forest land, lake development and improvement of all bad roads, widening of roads, building bridges if roads cannot be widened, building of footpath.
I plan to bring TenderSure roads to Mahadevapura. Plants and trees are being damaged. I will stop that. Garbage problem will be fixed. We have too many mosquitoes and stray dogs. That will be my duty. Providing those will be our duty, the duty of the elected bodies. We get elected to do all these. We have two questions. First, you said you have experience with lakes.
Please elaborate on that with an example There is a lake right next to my village — Chokkanahalli — do visit it — check its development.
He took over the maintenance of that lake and a few other nearby lakes under BDA, though it would not be under its jurisdiction but still that happened.
There is a lot of benefits from lakes — drinking water, walkpath around it, greenery can be grown, reduces pollution. There is a forest in kadugodi. Can it be developed similar to cubbon park, lalbagh? Planned layouts like Jayanagar have lalbagh. But, Mahadevapura which has 4 times more population, needs a large park — for walking around, for fresh air. It needs a park which is as big as Lalbagh and Cubbon Park put together.
What is your opinion? A big public library will be beneficial to the public.
That is my goal. You have a goal to achieve those within your tenure. I am sure Congress will come back to power. Ward committees having unbiased, neutral citizens are required for good work to happen in a constituency. After getting elected, how will you set this right? Definitely, that will be examined.
Not only wards with my party corporators, but I will arrange regular, monthly meetings of all 8 ward committees.
I will invite citizens from RWAs and local people to be on the ward committees, take their suggestions and understand issues and how to solve them. I plan to do this. Mahadevapura has a lot of lakes, eg Bellandur lake, Varthur lake, many other small lakes. Layout plans are being sanctioned.
Do those layouts, apartments have access roads? UGDs for taking away sewer water? Is treated water flowing in them? How do you plan to solve this issue? The problem here has been due to corrupt officials from last 10 years. They are being kept and protected by the current MLA here. Those officials will not scrutinize the plans.
They will approve anything if they are paid off. MLA will protect them. For example, sometime back based on a complaint from Whitefield Raising during a visit by our minister George, one official by name Venkatesh was transferred out the very next day. But the local MLA got him back within 24 hours. Yes, my party government is there but if the local MLA recommends, then government has to do it.
I may not have answered your question fully. They have been giving out too many permissions without proper scrutiny. If the MLA had been good, our area would have developed well.
Apartments are being built very fast, IT-BT companies are coming up fast but basic facilities and matching infrastructure have not come up — roads, water, electricity, sewage connections, parks have not happened — they are still how it was in year That is why we have such a big problem here today. Why did you not question all this lack of growth during these 10 years? Why did you not complain against a non performing MLA? I have written several letters to the government.
That is why a lot of funds had been released for our area by our chief minister. Just for one-time village Cr had been released. Limbavali — what has happened to that money?
How has it been spent? Mahadevapura got the highest amount allocated anywhere in Bangalore. Why has no work happened? Next, Cauvery water has been sanctioned, but pipes are not laid in BJP corporator areas. Congress corporator areas the pipelines have been laid. For major roads, Cr had been given. Where has that money been spent?
There is a road problem in Hoodi due to railway track. Why funds were spent there, in a problem area, rather than where roads were needed and could be built properly? When the Bangalore development minister and chief minister are from your party — Congress, could you not wield influence for good work to happen in Mahadevapura? It is the local MLA who has to write to the government. That is the protocol.
Next question — Based on how previous voting has happened across different areas, problems like discrimination in developmental work between areas, nurturing vote banks, ignoring areas without vote banks — how will you resolve these problems?
InBBMP reorganized wards. But it was not done correctly, like for one ward and for another ward. BellandurMarathahalli onlythis is not right. Next month, I will work to get the wards redone.
That should help balanced development. Only that will help our area grow and develop. I have this on my manifesto. This is for the east zone of Bangalore. Our government has a plan to have 3 BBMPs for Bangalore and has sent this plan to central government. President has already signed it and this will happen after elections.
This will ease development a lot. It is well known that the tender award process for WHAT? What is your action plan for making it transparent and speedy? This corrupt process exists due to the officials in Mahadevapura who have been here for the last 6 to 10 years. First, I plan to change them.
Mahadevapura has reached this bad state of affairs due to them. After that, contracts have to be transparently given to those contractors who are known to do good work — I have this on my manifesto. For securing votes, parties and candidates distribute sarees, cookers to voters. What is your stand on this? In this constituency there are poor and destitute people. I have to somehow help them. How do I help them? At least if we give them one bedsheet, they will remember us.
Bedsheet could cost Rs ? If a cooker is given, they will use it to prepare food. That is the intention — to help — and never to secure their votes. It is not right to distribute at this time… I have distributed before and not now Many citizen friendly projects have been stalled in this constituency due to opposition from certain groups of people.
Elected representatives, officials and police are scared to go against such groups. How do you be plan to complete such projects? Are you ready to risk your vote banks when you go against such groups of people? I have no hesitation to work. My priority is to work for people and not for officials. Officials come and go. I have two specific projects in mind for Mahadevapura — 1. To ban plastic 2.
To stop display of flex banners. I will stop them once I am elected. Give me just 1 year, not 5 years. You will know my capability in 1 year! Let me rephrase my question — Say there is a colony, having a lot of your voters, occupying a land which is needed for road construction or building a drainage. Will you be able to get that land risking the loss of that vote bank? Such people are mostly illiterate and hence they need to be convinced.
I have experience in interacting with people for 15 years. If they have issues, I will resolve those. I will not compromise public projects When Limbavali was MLA during BJP govt time, he was able to get cr grants, but during Congress govt time only cr was granted. My Congress corporator Udaya Kumar brought 50 cr in 2. What has been the visible impact of this — is your constituency free of water issues?
I have helped solve the water problems. Generally, water comes on one day, and does not come on another day. For this reason, I have installed bore-wells and RO purifiers across my constituency. The residents are using it for drinking water, bathing and a variety of purposes. You have spent good amount of money on roads. What impact has it had? You have done both-cementing and asphalting. Where do you stand on the white-topping debate? In some places cementing is required and in some places asphalting is needed.
But there is absolutely no white topping in this constituency, except for one stretch near Coles Park. Apart from road-repair, I will be looking into road-widening in all seven wards once I am re-elected. Are these constructions scientifically designed to handle flooding? What was the impact? The engineers come with their instruments and plans as instructed by BBMP.
As you must have noticed, my constituency had some flooding before. But now over the last few years it has stopped due to the provision of RCC drains. Despite the money spent on drains, on Mosque road there is a reeking drain opposite to KFC, which residents have requested corporator Zakir to fix repeatedly. He covered a portion of it with a mesh but he did nothing to prevent the stink. Any idea why this problem was not fixed? I did not know about this.
If I come to power, I will talk to Zakir and deal with it. You have been accused of talking in favor of a fraud company against which cops had registered a case. Do you want to tell us what exactly happened and why? I have no idea what you are referring to. I have never spoken in favor of any such company. Is there is enough monetary reward for the work an MLA does? Are the salary and allowances practically enough to run the show? How do you manage?
Whatever they are giving, it is sufficient. It is really up to the government to decide. We should just follow it. This should not be a cause for corruption. You have recently joined the Congress party. Will this sudden shift from JD S confuse your followers?
There is no confusion at all. We came from Congress, we left for five years and we just went back. No problem at all, my followers are with me, there is no confusion. It was all politically motivated. My brother has not done any such thing. He is an extremely good human being with a clean conscience. He is only interested in social work and he even goes to the temple every morning. Yes, he will be joining Congress.