BENGALURU: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president G Parameshwara said here on Saturday that priority will be given to the improvement of living conditions in the state capital if the Congress is voted to power in BBMP.
Speaking to newsmen after unfurling the Tricolour during the 69th Independence Day celebrations at the KPCC office premises, he exuded confidence in his party’s chances at the polls. He said, “People are waiting to teach a bitter lesson to the BJP, which had ruined the brand image of the city when they were in power.”
Stating that the BJP’s five-year rule in the Palike will be remembered as a nightmare by the residents of the city, he said, “The BJP regime had totally failed in handling disposal of garbage and resource mobilisation. If the Congress is voted to power, every effort will be made to revive the lost glory of the BBMP,” he said.
On the state government’s efforts to divide the BBMP, he said, “It is being done with the aim to deliver better services and provide good governance. The BJP also had a similar proposal to divide the BBMP.”
Party woos women voters
Bengaluru: Women leaders of the KPCC, including MLC Motamma, appealed to women voters region to support the Congress in the BBMP elections.
Addressing a joint press conference on Saturday, Motamma said Congress had initiated several women empowerment programmes including that of waiving school and college fees for girl students, promotion of women’s self-help groups and political reservation in rural and urban bodies.
She said the BJP-ruled BBMP had not only failed to ensure better delivery of services, but also indulged in corrupt practices. “They have also failed to mobilise resources,” she said.
Manjula Naidu, former KPCC women wing president, and former Rajya Sabha member Bimba Raikar also spoke.