BENGALURU: While all the candidates contesting BBMP election are busy seeking votes for themselves, here is an exception, T S Subbaiah, an independent candidate, who is not just telling people to vote for him, but urging them to come out and vote for any suitable candidate of their choice.
An architech with a Masters in Design from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), 35-year-old Subbiah was trained by B.PAC. Contesting from the Radhakrishna Temple Ward in Hebbal constituency, Subbiah claims to have support from around 40 resident welfare associations in Sanjaynagar area.
Now a website has been designed (www.votemadichangenodi.com) by one of his friends, who owns a software company. “Through this website, we are not just asking them to vote for me. We are telling people why they should vote and about the importance of elections. Our volunteers have designed T-shirts, even on it we are not telling people to vote for Subbiah, but vote candidates of their choice,” he said.
BPAC Endorses 50 Candidates
Bangalore Political Action Committee (BPAC), a citizen’s group, has endorsed 50 candidates contesting the BBMP election from different political parties and as independents.
According to BPAC, the endorsement process consisted of an exhaustive review on various parameters, including education qualification, criminal background, record of misuse of any public office for private gain, engagement in public service, conflict of interest between public office and private interest.