We Chose the Best of the Worst: Citizens

Published: 26th August 2015 04:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th August 2015 04:44 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: “We have elected the best of the worst”, remarked a citizen. A clear indication of the mood of a disgruntled Bengalurean.

With lack of clarity over BBMP’s future and the trifurcation issue, many citizens, professionals, NGOs and political experts felt that the kind of candidates put up by both the major parties resulted in indifference, apathy, boycott and dismay on part of the voters, resulting in poor turnout during the election.

“What choice did we have? The Congress put up candidates with criminal past and even people who were out on bail. Most of them were outsiders and loaded with money and wanted to get clearances for many of their real estate projects. In the last decade, the city has seen indiscriminate construction of buildings in every inch of available space, CA sites and lake lands, even encroachment on main water channels and felling of thousand of trees in the name of development. This is what led us to BJP as we were faced with the TINA factor.

“But again, with Siddaramaiah in the saddle, Bengaluru under BJP will neither get funds nor importance,” said N R Prasad, a marketing professional who also campaigned for a political party.

Dubbing it as the city’s referendum on Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, political watcher and advocate H N Viswanath said the trifurcation move has backfired on the chief minister.

“BJP is a known devil and people have voted for it despite the party ruling badly all these years and neglecting every kind of civic issue. This is a clear vote against Siddaramaiah. ,” he added.


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