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910 LESSON 05-05-2013 SUNDAY-FREE ONLINE eNālāndā Research and Practice UNIVERSITY - State votes TODAY 5-5-2013 between 7:00AM & 6:00PM as per Chief Election Commissionervoting timing extended one hour. -Gopinath BSP ‘’I will vote for BSP and its alliance SDPI and I hope they will win over 55 seats'’ பா.ஜனதா அரசு ஊழலில் மூழ்கி உள்ளது; BSP (பெரும்பான்மையர் கட்சி) மட்டுமே தூய்மையான ஆட்சியை வழங்க முடியும். THE ONLY BUDDHIST & SARVA SAMAJ (SC/ST/OBC/MINORITIES/POOR UPPER CASTES) an Alternative Media is: http://sarvajan.ambedkar.org The Only Hope of the Nation Along with SDPI is Elephant of BSP! People are just fed up with Congress, other regional parties JDS, BSR, KJP and BJP! BSP will capture the MASTER KEY ! For Mayawati! For equal distribution of wealth of this country to Sarva SAMAJ i.e., for SC/ST/OBC/Minorities and poor upper castes for peace,welfare and happiness of the entire people and not just for corporate interests and in humanists. ‘’I will vote for BSP and its alliance SDPI and I hope they will win over 55 seats'’ பா.ஜனதா அரசு ஊழலில் மூழ்கி உள்ளது; BSP (பெரும்பான்மையர் கட்சி) மட்டுமே தூய்மையான ஆட்சியை வழங்க முடியும். Maha Mayawati JI the next Prime Minister of PRABUDDHA BHARATH-THOUGHT OF DR. BABASAHEB AMBEDKAR & CCHATRAPATI SHAHU MAHARAJ ON “RESERVATION-Landmark win for SC/STs as UK bans caste bias
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State votes TODAY 5-5-2013 between 7:00AM & 6:00PM as per Chief Election Commissionervoting timing extended one hour. -Gopinath BSP


‘’I will vote for BSP and its alliance SDPI and I hope they will win over 55 seats'’

பா.ஜனதா அரசு ஊழலில் மூழ்கி உள்ளது; BSP (பெரும்பான்மையர் கட்சி) மட்டுமே தூய்மையான ஆட்சியை வழங்க முடியும்.


THE ONLY BUDDHIST
& SARVA SAMAJ (SC/ST/OBC/MINORITIES/POOR UPPER CASTES) an Alternative
Media is:
http://sarvajan.ambedkar.org



The Only Hope of the
Nation Along with SDPI is Elephant of BSP!

People are just fed up
with Congress, other regional parties
JDS, BSR, KJP and BJP!
BSP will capture the MASTER KEY !
For Mayawati!
For
equal distribution of wealth of this country to Sarva
SAMAJ
i.e., for
SC/ST/OBC/Minorities and poor upper castes for peace,welfare and
happiness of the entire people and not just for corporate interests and
in humanists
.


‘’I will vote for BSP and its alliance SDPI and I hope they will win over 55 seats'’

பா.ஜனதா அரசு ஊழலில் மூழ்கி உள்ளது; BSP (பெரும்பான்மையர் கட்சி) மட்டுமே தூய்மையான ஆட்சியை வழங்க முடியும்.

Maha Mayawati JI the next Prime Minister of PRABUDDHA BHARATH

THOUGHT OF DR. BABASAHEB AMBEDKAR & CCHATRAPATI SHAHU MAHARAJ ON “RESERVATION
Photo: jai bheem ji ......mittro~~~~~baba saheb mashiha the bhartiye samaaj ke liye unhone jo rah dikhai hai agar hum us rah par sachche man se chle to har manzil khud b khud mil jaayegi..bolo jai jai bheem ji


The month-long, high-pitched public canvassing that saw
national leaders of major political parties and film stars sweat it out
to woo voters ended on Friday, setting the stage for polling on May 5 in
the State. Counting of votes is scheduled on May 8.


BSP,
left no stone
unturned in attracting the attention of matabandavaru (electorate) by
making a strong pitch for a regional force coming to power in the State.
IT accused the two national parties, JDS, KJP and BSR which are chips
of the old coal,iron and other scam blasts and vultures of the same
feather flocking together feeding on the dead bodies of poor farmers and
slum dwellers and the poor of letting down the State’s
interest which shedding crocodile tears in
public. They too wept on stages where they were  candidates.They accused
one another of corruption, a major issue in
the State. while creating a record of
sorts in corruption in Karnataka, and retorted by
highlighting 2G, coalgate and Commonwealth games scams. Both chanted
“sakappa saku” (enough is enough) mantra, calling for end of corruption.


BSP and their candidates extensively used technology and
social media to reach out to the voters. However, padayatras
(door-to-door campaign) remained the favourite mode of campaigning.
There incident of hate speech by BJP leader K S Eshwarappa
in Shimoga. Till Friday evening, the Election Commission had registered
696 cases for various election-related offences and received 2,097
complaints on model code violations.

BSP andidates conducted door-to-door campaign and held road shows.

Photo

ELEPHANT of BSP is contesting in 175 seats and AUTO RICHSHAW of SDPI in 24 seats


THOUGHT OF DR. BABASAHEB AMBEDKAR & CCHATRAPATI SHAHU MAHARAJ ON “RESERVATION”
===========================================================
I ) Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on Reservation
=====================================
“Reservation demand is for protection against aggressive communalism of
ruling class who wants to dominate the servile/depressed classes in
field of life.”

===========================================================
II) Cchatrapati Shahu Maharaj showed how Reservation is essential

One day a Brahmin employee of Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj asked,
“Reservation is not important. If it is really important then explain
and convince it”. Then Shahu Maharaj took him to farm house where herd
of horses was existing. Shahu Maharaj asked his servant to bring wet
gram/bhijalele chane/harbhare. Accordingly a pot of wet gram was
brought. Then Shahu Maharaj himself threw the whole grams in ring i.e.
towards the horse’s herd. Shahu Maharaj told the Brahmin employee wait
and watch the movement of horses. It was naturally observed that the
powerful horses in the ring captured the food material - wet gram and
the powerful horses didn’t allow the weak and ill horses to eat the
gram. Powerful horses kept all the way the weak/ill horses away by
beating with heating their heads to the weak/ill horse. Finally the
result was that Weak/ill horses remained without food, whereas the
powerful horses ate whole gram food.

After completion of the incidence Shahu Maharaj told the Brahmin
employee, “This is the incidence as to why owner has to keep some food
separate to the weak/ill/ small horses so that all horses including
powerful and weak horses will be fed”. And so is the case, as to why
Reservation is unavoidable and very essential to the weaker sections of
the society/state of Kolhapur. This is the Social Justice. Yes,
subsequently Cchatrapati Shahu Maharaj had made all out efforts, also
gone to England and got the law passed i.e. 50% reservations achieved
and implemented in his Kolhapur State on 26th July 1902.


Landmark win for SC/STs as UK bans caste bias

LONDON: SC/STs in
the United Kingdom have recorded a landmark victory after the British
parliament finally agreed to outlaw caste discrimination.

In
a major U-turn, the House of
Commons, which had earlier trashed an amendment to include caste among
other forms of discrimination, on Tuesday voted for legal protection for
the four lakh SC/STs living in the UK.

This
makes the UK the first country outside South Asia to legislate against
caste discrimination. On Wednesday business secretary Vince Cables said
“caste is to be outlawed in the UK”.

Jo Swinson, the equalities minister, told the House of Commons the
government recognized that caste discrimination
existed in the United Kingdom and it was “unacceptable”. She said “very
strong views have been expressed in the Lords on this matter and we
have reconsidered our position and agreed to introduce caste-related
legislation”. “We hope that this decision will serve as an example to
other countries,” said Rikke Nohrlind, coordinator of the International SC/ST Solidarity Network. “Caste discrimination is a global issue,
affecting hundreds of millions of people in many parts of the world.”

The
House of Lords had voted twice in support of the amendment, but the
House of Commons had had reservations against it. MPs on Tuesday
overturned their earlier decision and decided that caste would in future
be treated as “an aspect of race”.

The
amendment is
part of the Equality Act 2010. Till now, the Act prohibited race
discrimination, harassment and victimisation in the workplace. The
definition of “race” within the Act includes colour, nationality, ethnic
or national origin but does not specifically refer to caste.

Conservative
MP Richard Fuller said “caste discrimination in the workplace is wrong
and the people who suffer from it deserve legal protection”. The issue
has divided the Indian diaspora in
the UK. While groups like Caste Watch UK had been rallying to urge MPs
to introduce legal protection for those from traditionally lower-caste
backgrounds, the Hindu Alliance has called for a boycott of the
amendment. According to the 2011 census, there are 816,633 Hindus based
in the UK.


D-Day

* Duration of polling extended by one hour (7 am to 6 pm)
* Indelible ink will be marked on ring finger of left hand.
* Arrangements made to distribute voter slips near polling booths also.
* Parties barred from conducting pooja to EVMs & in polling booths.
* About 35 lakh new voters to exercise their franchise.
* Total 2,940 candidates in fray for 223 constituencies
* Certain hyper sensitive booths to be monitored through webcast by EC
* Prohibition on publication of exit polls has been extended till 6.30 pm.

In the 2008 Assembly elections, the State recorded a polling percentage
of 64.87 while the turnout in Bangalore was 47.3 per cent.

A total of 4.35 crore people are eligible to vote, including 2.22 crore
men and 2.13 crore women. About 2,931 transgenders have also been
enrolled. They have been given voting rights for the first time.


A person whose name is missing from the rolls cannot vote despite having identity slips or cards.

At the insistence of BJP government there is an apprehension many non-BJP voters names could have removed from the voters list and 35 lakh people in the age group of 18 to 22 enrolling in the voters’ list dreaming that BJP or Congress may win.

Polling will be held in 223 of the 224 Assembly constituencies. There
are 2,940 candidates in the fray, including 170 women. Polling in
Periyapatna constituency in Mysore district has been postponed to May 29
following the death of BJP candidate. In the Bangalore
urban district, which has the highest number of 28 Assembly
constituencies, 740 candidates are in the fray.

The term of the current Assembly will expire on June 3. In the 2008 Assembly elections.

Every vote makes a difference

With today’s Election, ordinary citizens have
been voicing out their opinions on the changes the City needs. BSP is no
different. They are set to cast their vote and have even
taken time out to campaign for their candidates. They are, with a
mission to do more, have kept their personal commitments aside and
enteredcampaign . They have gone door-to-door interacting with people
and asking
them to vote. 


The infrastructure is in dire need of attention.
With the Metro work going on, the roads are in a bad condition. More
than anything, the basic amenities are missing. BSP believes that nothing
is impossible. In a disciplined manner, the new government can meet the
expectations of the citizens.”

 “I am definitely
going to vote this time with the hope of seeing a cleaner city, better
infrastructure, good public toilets and more than anything, less of
greedy Congress, BJP, KJP, JDS, BSR politicians. We need people who are focused and can bring about a
change in our State.” say the voters for change.

They
say“Voting is a
right that every citizen must exercise. As they say, every vote makes a
difference and if, we as citizens want to see change, we should vote.
There are obviously many changes we want to see. One of this being the
end of corruption, which we feel is the root cause of all problems. The
second major change would be increased safety for women. With the number
of rape cases taking place, something should be done about it. We will
not allow any candidate to buy our votes as we will record them in our
cell phones and produce to the authorities concerned.”

The voters
say “Voting is very important. No doubt, we can expect a good
governance from BSP’s new government and we can hope for certain
amendments
and better development.We hope people of Karnataka vote for BSP to form
a
single-party government as it will bring in some stability.We also hope
for all over changes.

Crony capitalism, plunder of resources and corruption
in
government are  issues main opposition Bahujan Samaj Party talk about,
in Karnataka, where Congress,BJP, KJP,J DS, BSR faces elections
after five chaotic years in power both in Center and State plus a
weaker than expected performance, perhaps with votes going to a
smaller regional party, would be a blow to Congress, where its leader
is battling
perceptions he is a reluctant and ineffective leader.Congress also has
to deal with public ire at a national level over
scandals and a slowing economy after nearly a decade in power. It has
suffered losses in other elections, including in Uttar Pradesh, the
country’s largest state where the BSP is all out to grab the MASTER KEY
through its policy of Sarvajan Hithay Sarvajan Sukhay meaning
welfare,happiness and peace for the entire people.

And Karnataka just represents just 28 seats out of a maximum of 552 in the Lok Sabha.


Karnataka was supposed to be the gateway to the south but the gateway door now seems to be closing on BJP,


BJP
government is joked which has given rise to “new terminology” like
“Laboratory for Corruption” for LOC, “Corruption Made Easy” for CME and
“Yeddyurruption”, 2G “Manmohan Ji and Ashwani Kumar Ji” and Commonwealth
Games “Congress Wealth Games” of both Congress and BJP scams.


A
win for BSP would be a morale-booster as it heads for national
elections that must be held by the middle of next year, as the
Congressit is
battling its own series of corruption scandals, including over the sale
of the 2G telecommunications spectrum and coal-field licences. while
the the Karnataka government has created a world record in
corruption.The BJP’s image has been dented by a $3 billion illegal
iron-ore mining scandal and political infighting that has led to the
three different chief ministers in the past five years.

A
decisive victory in Karnataka will boost the BSP.
“Basically everyone will be able to stand up and say -
look at the corrupt BJP that was voted out in Karnataka and of Congress
in the Center,” said Dr. Dwaraknath former Chairman, Backward classes
Commission who said Congress in the last Urban local elections won
because of the absence of BSP and its ELEPHANT symbol not being allotted
to any candidate.

Campaigning ends, stage set for today’s poll



With curtains coming down on
public campaign, the Election Commission (EC) directed that all party
leaders and workers who do not belong to respective constituencies
should leave. Hence, majority of the State leaders of all the parties
remained confined to their constituencies on Friday.

The
candidates can conduct padayatra on Saturday. As many as 2,939
candidates are in the fray for the 223 seats. Polling in Periyapatna has
been postponed to May 28 following the death a candidate.

VOICE OF SARVA SAMAJ

Jagatheesan Chandrasekharan

a few seconds ago

With just a day left for Election, ordinary citizens have
been voicing out their opinions on the changes the City needs. BSP is no
different. They are set to cast their vote and have even
taken time out to campaign for their candidates. They are, with a
mission to do more, have kept their personal commitments aside and
enteredcampaign . They have gone door-to-door interacting with people
and asking
them to vote.

The infrastructure is in dire need of attention.
With the Metro work going on, the roads are in a bad condition. More
than anything, the basic amenities are missing. BSP believes that nothing
is impossible. In a disciplined manner, the new government can meet the
expectations of the citizens.”

“I am definitely
going to vote this time with the hope of seeing a cleaner city, better
infrastructure, good public toilets and more than anything, less of
greedy Congress, BJP, KJP, JDS, BSR politicians. We need people who are focused and can bring about a
change in our State.” say the voters for change.

They
say“Voting is a
right that every citizen must exercise. As they say, every vote makes a
difference and if, we as citizens want to see change, we should vote.
There are obviously many changes we want to see. One of this being the
end of corruption, which we feel is the root cause of all problems. The
second major change would be increased safety for women. With the number
of rape cases taking place, something should be done about it. We will
not allow any candidate to buy our votes as we will record them in our
cell phones and produce to the authorities concerned.”

The voters
say “Voting is very important. No doubt, we can expect a good
governance from BSP’s new government and we can hope for certain
amendments
and better development.We hope people of Karnataka vote for BSP to form
a
single-party government as it will bring in some stability.We also hope
for all over changes.

Crony capitalism, plunder of resources and corruption
in
government are issues main opposition Bahujan Samaj Party talk about,
in Karnataka, where Congress,BJP, KJP,J DS, BSR faces elections
after
five chaotic years in power both in Center and State plus a weaker
than expected performance, perhaps with votes going to a
smaller regional party, would be a blow to Congress, where its leader is battling
perceptions he is a reluctant and ineffective leader.Congress also has to deal with public ire at a national level over
scandals and a slowing economy after nearly a decade in power. It has
suffered losses in other elections, including in Uttar Pradesh, the
country’s
largest state where the BSP is all out to grab the MASTER KEY through
its policy of Sarvajan Hithay Sarvajan Sukhay meaning welfare,happiness
and peace for the entire people.

And Karnataka just represents just 28 seats out of a maximum of 552 in the Lok Sabha.
Karnataka was supposed to be the gateway to the south but the gateway door now seems to be closing on.

Opinion Poll Vote share projection

















Campaigning
for the May 5 Assembly polls in Karnataka ends tomorrow, capping a
bitter canvassing that saw national leaders of the BJP and Congress
making a strong pitch for people’s mandate in the high-stake elections.

Graft was the recurrent theme, with the Congress seeking to paint
the ruling BJP as a “champion of corruption”, and the latter hitting
right back on the party heading the UPA by highlighting the 2G and
Commonwealth Games scams.

Though BJP president Rajnath Singh, stalwart L K Advani and
Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj addressed a number of
public meetings, it was Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi who clearly
stole the show for the party.

For the Congress, it was vice president Rahul Gandhi who turned
out to be the star campaigner. Karnataka is the first major state to go
to polls after he became number two in the party.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi also addressed public rallies in
Gulbarga and here to keep the momentum going for the party. Rahul
addressed three public meetings in the state yesterday.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh too undertook electioneering while
harping on ‘corruption’ under the BJP government and accusing it of
failure to utilise Central grants.

After a no holds barred, all-round attack on the Congress,
particularly targetting Rahul Gandhi, in a rally here last Sunday, Modi
addressed public meetings in Mangalore and Belgaum today in what
appeared to be a “final push” by the BJP to keep the spirits high.

Elections would be held to 223 Assembly seats, after the one in
Piriyapatna was postponed to May 28 following the death of the BJP
candidate.

Counting of votes will take place on May 8.

In the 2008 Assembly elections, the BJP secured 33.86 per cent of
votes but still managed to get 110 seats, compared to the Congress’
34.59 per cent which gave it only 80 seats. JDS, with 19.13 per cent,
was third with 28 seats, while six independents were also victorious


- See more at:
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/campaigning-ends-tomorrow-for-highstakes-karnataka-polls/1110623/#sthash.ideae8mR.dpuf


No symbol, no number, but he’s a candidate

Meer Layaq Hussain

Meer Layaq Hussain

It was to be his sixth attempt at a political career.
For 50-year-old Meer Layaq Hussain — a doctor who has contested six
Parliamentary elections to date and filed a nomination for the 2012
Presidential elections — filing nominations for his first shot at the
Assembly polls has been a harrowing experience.

After
being denied the opportunity to file his nomination, on account of
being late, his repeated appeals to the Election Commission (EC) fell on
deaf ears. So imagine his surprise when just three days before the
polls, he received a letter from the election office informing him that
he was indeed contesting in the election. The letter does not mention
either a symbol or a serial number; it merely informs him that he is a
contestant.

Turned away from the election office on
nomination day, Dr. Hussain complained thrice to the election office. “I
had reached at 2.30 p.m., the records will prove. I paid my deposit of
Rs. 10,000 and got a receipt for it. I filled out all my paperwork and
during the final stages, they simply told me that it was too late. I was
flabbergasted.”

Not one to be dissuaded easily, he
complained to the State Election Commission, and sent a telegram of the
complaint to the Karnataka Chief Justice. When he didn’t hear from
either of them, he sent another complaint to the EC on April 25 and then
on April 28. But there was no response. “Then when there is hardly a
day left for campaigning, I receive this letter informing me that I may
contest. What is the meaning of this? I have practically lost my
opportunity.”

The doctor still thinks he may have a
chance. However, without a symbol and a serial number, he is worried
candidates may not be able to find him on the voting machine.


Return to frontpage

EC
never responds to Open Source Code request of EVM, draping of BJP’s
NATION FLOWER LOTUS symbol and its leaders’ statues of the ruling party,
as done in UP Assembly elections nor frozen the NATIONAL FLOWER LOTUS
symbol alloted by EC to BJP. Nor the EC has draped the SACRED religious
symbol HAND and Congress leaders’ statues allotted by EC or frozen the
HAND symbol being used by astrologers and Islam for level playing
field.Your esteemed media may be pleased to take up the issue with
authorities concerned and publish this in your esteemed media in the
larger interest of democracy and a fair election.























































































Karnataka  Assembly Constituency Map

Time available to National Parties on Regional Kendras/State Capital Kendras of Doordarshan/All India Radio

Name of State
Name of National/ State Party
Total time allotted in minutes for
No. of Time Vouchers issued for


Broadcast
Telecast
Broadcast
Telecast
Karnataka
BSP
54
54
10 (5 minutes each) + 1 (4 minute)
10 (5 minutes each) + 1 (4 minute)
BJP
163
163
32 (5 minutes each) + 1 (3 minute)
32 (5 minutes each) + 1 (3 minute)
CPI
45
45
9 (5 minutes each)
9 (5 minutes each)
CPI (M)
46
46
9 (5 minutes each) + 1 (1 minute)
9 (5 minutes each) + 1 (1 minute)
INC
166
166
33 (5 minutes each) + 1 (1 minute)
33 (5 minutes each) + 1 (1 minute)
NCP
45
45
9 (5 minutes each)
9 (5 minutes each)

JD (S)

111

111
22 (5 minutes each) + 1 (1 minute)
22 (5 minutes each) + 1 (1 minute)

Total

630
630
630
630



 LIST OF POLITICAL PARTIES


Sl.No.
Abbreviation
Status
Name of Party
1
BSP
National Party
Bahujan Samaj Party
2
BJP
National Party
Bharatiya Janata Party
3
CPI
National Party
Communist Party of India
4
CPI (M)
National Party
Communist Party of India (Marxist)
5
INC
National Party
Indian National Congress
6
NCP
National Party
Nationalist Congress Party
7
JD (S)
State Party
Janata Dal Secular

IN FRAY

B.B.M.P(SOUTH) 172 B.T.M Layout HARIRAM .A



Madiwala lake looks placid on a hot afternoon, even
though hyacinth and garbage seem to be overtaking it from one end and a
cluster of high-rise buildings are choking it from the other. Two aged
fishermen casting a net from a coracle in the lake’s midst look
anachronistic.

Urban assembly constituencies defy
definition and BTM Layout more so than most. It is a jumble of old and
new Bangalore, with dusty working class clusters, slums, sparkling upper
middle class enclaves and commercial establishments. Prefixes like
“Sandra”, “Palya” and “Mangala” are linguistic markers that hark back to
a different world.

Chances are that you will draw a
blank if you ask a random pick of people in BTM Layout area abutting the
lake what the three letters in the name of their locality stand for.
(Incidentally, the area was carved out of Byrasandra, Tavarekere and
Madiwala and so the name.)

Skyrocketing of real estate value in clusters like
Koramangala and BTM Layout has brought with it issues ranging from
land scams to perennial traffic woes.

At the other
end of the spectrum, people in clusters like Ejipura, Jakkasandra and
N.S. Palya grapple with issues of congested living spaces, drinking
water problems and the fear of their area too becoming “prime”,
resulting in them being pushed further away from the city.

Migrants
form a substantial part of the population in both these worlds that
live alongside each other but rarely meet except in the
employer-employee capacity. People from North and North-East are quite
visible both as white collar and blue collar workers, besides people
from other southern States, resulting in a colourful mix of languages
spoken and cuisines offered by hotels big and small.

The election scene is “dull” this
time, say residents in most areas.


Please Vote for ELEPHANT of BSP candidate HARIRAM .A

IN FRAY

In Karnataka’s battle of Lingayats, KJP hopes to ruin BJP’s party


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HAVERI 83 Shiggaon OMKAR KRISHNAJI
One of the
best places to understand the electoral significance of the emergence
of former BJP chief minister B S Yeddyurappa’s Karnataka Janata Party
ahead of the May 5 assembly polls in Karnataka is a constituency called
Shiggaon in the northwestern district of Haveri.

The KJP was born in Haveri and the MLA from Shiggaon, Basavaraj
Bommai, also the water resources minister in the BJP government, is the
only one among Haveri’s five BJP MLAs who has not joined Yeddyurappa.


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One of the
best places to understand the electoral significance of the emergence
of former BJP chief minister B S Yeddyurappa’s Karnataka Janata Party
ahead of the May 5 assembly polls in Karnataka is a constituency called
Shiggaon in the northwestern district of Haveri.

The KJP was born in Haveri and the MLA from Shiggaon, Basavaraj
Bommai, also the water resources minister in the BJP government, is the
only one among Haveri’s five BJP MLAs who has not joined Yeddyurappa.

Bommai, a Lingayat community member like Yeddyurappa, and the son
of the late chief minister S R Bommai of the Janata Party, was brought
into the BJP ahead of the 2008 polls by Yeddyurappa himself.

But Bommai, 53, is now in danger of losing his family’s Shiggaon
seat not for want of development but by the sheer capacity of Lingayat
strongman Yeddyurappa’s standing in the region and his ability to split
the BJP’s Lingayat vote base.

In fact, the fight in Shiggaon is not between Bommai and the
KJP’s Lingayat candidate Bapugowda Kashinatha Gowda Patil but between
Bommai and the Congress candidate Khadri Sayed Azeem Peer, who had lost
to Bommai in 2008 due to a Lingayat vote wave for the BJP.

That is because the 32 per cent Lingayat voters in the
constituency of 1.71 lakh votes are expected to end up divided due to
the presence of the KJP’s Lingayat candidate and possibly hand over
victory to the Congress which has a sizable vote base that includes
minorities, backward castes and Dalits.

Campaigning in Hurlikoppe village in his constituency, Bommai
exhorted voters to vote for him for bringing development and not to be
swayed by those seeking votes on caste lines.

He sought votes for bringing drinking water to the villages, for
irrigating some 30,000 acres of dry land, for cementing village roads,
for funding temple construction and repair and for creating educational
institutions.

Yet, Bommai seemed a worried man. During a campaign stop in the
constituency the previous evening, Yeddyurappa had played an emotional
card aimed at Lingayats — he accused Bommai of betraying him and lashed
out at the BJP candidate. The buzz in BJP quarters since was that Bommai
will have to work extra hard and spend more to ensure victory.

Bommai, however, tried to appear nonchalant about the KJP and
Yeddyurappa’s tactics. “People have got used to this kind of emotional
behaviour. The KJP will have no effect on my election or the region.
They miscalculated their strength,'’ he said.

Supporters of Bommai also said that caste would not play a role
in this specific constituency on account of the development work done by
Bommai. “Some 2,000-odd votes may go to the KJP. The Lingayats will all
vote en masse for Bommai. In this constituency it is the individual
more than the party that matters. In other parts of Haveri the KJP is
strong,'’ says Devanna Chakalabbi, Shiggaon region BJP president.

The same electoral dynamics that are in play in Shiggaon will be
in play in much of Mumbai-Karnataka, as the region is known, where 38
out of 50 seats at stake were won by the BJP in 2008 on the back of a
Lingayat sympathy wave for Yeddyurappa for being denied the chief
minister’s post in 2007 by the JD(S).

And this is expected to pose a potent threat to the BJP’s 2008 tally of 110 seats in the 224 member Assembly.

Barring Shiggaon, it is a direct fight between the Congress and
the KJP in Haveri’s remaining five constituencies. But in much of the
rest of the 44 seats in the Mumbai-Karnataka region, the fight is
between Congress and the BJP, with the KJP playing spoiler to the BJP.

In the neighbouring Dharwad district, the KJP poll dynamic will
be in play in the BJP’s Lingayat Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar’s
Hubli-Dharwad (Central) constituency which has a 21 per cent Lingayat
population in an electorate of 1.81 lakh.

But Shettar, a four time MLA whose family has long RSS links, is
expected to tide over the KJP’s Lingayat threat easily given the
relative inexperience of all his rivals and the 26,009 margin between
him and the Congress candidate last time.

In the 2008 polls the BJP won six of the seven seats in Dharwad but none of its legislators from the region have joined the KJP.

“Nothing has happened to our vote base because of the KJP. The
KJP will win only three to four seats. Karnataka has traditionally
supported national parties and people know it is waste of a vote to cast
it for a regional party,'’ Shettar said.

The KJP’s Lingayat dynamic will also be in play in the Nargund
constituency in Gadag district where former BJP minister C C Patil, one
of three BJP ministers investigated for viewing pornography in the
Assembly in 2012, is playing the emotional card.

Accidentally shot by his own gunman a couple of months ago,
Patil, who like Bommai did not join Yeddyurappa despite a close
association, has deployed his wife and mother to campaign for him as he
recuperates from his wounds.

Nargund has a 35 per cent Lingayat voting population of a total
of 1.5 lakh. In 2008, the BJP won all four seats in Gadag and none of
its MLAs defected to the KJP.

In the three other Mumbai-Karnataka districts - Belgaum, Bagalkot
and Bijapur - there are 33 seats at stake with similar Lingayat
dynamics as in Haveri, Dharwad and Gadag.

In the outgoing Assembly, 23 of these 33 seats are represented by
BJP MLAs and the KJP has applied a special focus in winning seats here
if not breaking the BJP’s vote base to help parties such as Congress.
Even in reserved constituencies with large Lingayat populations the KJP
is in play in such a way that it is likely to affect the BJP the most.

In the last 10 days of campaigning, KJP’s Yeddyurappa has focused
his attention on the Mumbai-Karnataka region in particular. Of the
50-odd constituencies he has actively toured nearly 35 have been in this
Lingayat belt.

In 2008, the BJP emerged the single largest party despite
garnering only 33.93 per cent of the vote share against 35.13 per cent
for the Congress. A marginal shift in the vote share away from the BJP
is expected to give the Congress a victory even if the Lingayats don’t
end up supporting the Congress wholeheartedly.

“In 2008, nearly 99 percent of the Lingayats voted for the BJP.
There were nearly 80 constituencies in the state where the Congress lost
by a margin of around only 2,000 votes. This time in many places where
there are KJP candidates Lingayats will vote for KJP so there will be a
division of votes and the party most likely to benefit is the
Congress,'’ says a senior Kannada journalist in Hubli.

According to Yeddyurappa, he is not playing a game to defeat the
BJP and help Congress but to ensure a KJP victory in most
constituencies. BJP leaders do not think the KJP will get serious
numbers but are cagey about its effect on Lingayat voters.

May 8 will tell what the emergence of the KJP did to Karnataka’s voters.

- See more at:
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/in-karnatakas-battle-of-lingayats-kjp-hopes-to-ruin-bjps-party/1110429/0#sthash.qFCMWHmY.dpuf

With sizable vote bank of SC/STs/ OBCs/ Minorities and poor upper castes
it is BSP with its policy of Sarvajan Hithay sarvajan Sukhay i.e.,
peace, welfare and happiness of the entire people will win to distribute
the wealth of the state equally among all sections of the society. For a
change and having had bitter experience in BJP, it must be natural for
the Lingayat community must become broad minded like US people who re
elected Obama as their President to support BSP instead of dividing their votes between BJP and KJP.

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Mr. Marasandra Muniyappa, state president, BSP said that the people
who were supposed to be in jail are aspirants in the upcoming election.
He was referring to the latest report of Karnataka Election Watch which
claims that many candidates including of BJP and Congress were facing
criminal charges like murder, attempt to murder and kidnapping.

Mr. Muniyappa alleged that unlike BJP, Congress and JD(S) who
nominate their candidates on the basis of their wealth, SDPI-BSP is
choosing the candidates on their ability and their commitment towards
the society.

“Congress party’s secularism claim is merely on papers and BJP was
never secular,” he alleged and added that if Congress was secular, there
would be no Babri Masjid demolition in the country.

When asked about the Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Eshwarappa’s
defamatory speech in Shimoga he said, “He (Eshwarappa) is mad and an
educated man. The Election Commission should take strict action against
him.”



B.B.M.P(NORTH) 161 C.V. RamannNagar B.T. SRINIVAS


If the surface is scratched, one sees residents pour
their hearts out over indiscriminate chopping of trees, irregular water
supply where people have to pay Rs.600/tank of water available in
abundance which are owned by BJP and Congress leaders and uncleared
mounds of garbage, interrupted power supply to name a few.

From what used to be considered the outskirts of the city, the
constituency has slowly integrated itself into Bangalore, thanks to the
extension of the State capital well up to Whitefield.

Real estate has boomed, so has the population due to the presence of
Bagmane Tech Park, public sector undertakings (PSUs) such as Bharat
Earth Movers Limited (BEML) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), and
defence establishments such as Defence Research and Development
Organisation (DRDO). Since it was carved out from Varthur constituency
in 2008, the once deserted areas are now choc-a-bloc with residential
buildings and layouts. Traffic has multiplied manifold.

However, old-timers are watching in horror as the environment has taken a
beating. First, fully mature trees on CMH Road and Indiranagar made way
for the ambitious Metro project. Now, trees are being hacked off to
widen Suranjandas Road — the link between Old Airport Road and Old
Madras Road.

Another grouse of the residents is the lack of redressal of the real
issues. Those living in less privileged areas will question
the priority of amenities provided.

In Anandapuram near Jeevan Bima Nagar, residents say
the water they get once in four days often brings misery as it is
sometimes mixed with sewage. 
Shouldn’t that be looked into first?” they ask.


People in G.M. Palya, point out to the uncleared garbage
mound on the one side and the overflowing drain on the other, nestled
between which they makes a living. “The stench is unbearable,” they said.

Populist steps?


BSP fighting election from this constituency reserved
for candidates from the Scheduled Castes say that there was a need
to look into the core issues. Trees were lost
in all the projects. Also, garbage disposal and traffic need
disciplining. There must be  plans  to revive the
Kaggadasapura Lake, create tree parks wherever possible, and build a
world-class diabetes hospital here,” it said. Door to door campaign was
undertaken in Sudhama nagar, Hanumanth nagar, Babasaheb colony, Murphy
town and are covering all the areas in Binnamangala, Benniganahalli,
Sarvagna nagar, CV Raman Nagar, Hoysala Nagar, New Tippa sandra, Jeevan
Bheema Nagar and Konenaagrahara. As people are fed up with BJP,
Congress, KJP, BSR which are all of the chips of the old coal and irn
mine blasts and vultures with the same weather flocking together to feed
on the dead bodies of poor farmers and if elected again they will feed
on the dead bodies of the poor in the urban slums as well.


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Shanti Nagar Assembly constituency is a perfect example
of the stark divide that exists in the city between the rich and the
poor. Apart from the most commercial pockets — M.G. Road and Brigade
Road; some of the areas where the city’s poor reside, such as parts of
Ejipura, Vannarpet, Agaram, also come under this constituency.

The
recent demolition of the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) shanty town
in Ejipura is likely to become the thorn in the path of Congress MLA  who is trying to return to the Vidhana Soudha.

Those who lived in the shanty town for more than 25 years, now lives
with their families in a small tents pitched on the footpath. “We are
homeless suddenly. With no place to go to, we have been staying on the
footpath since January this year. Though we all have voter’s identity
cards and ration cards, we will not vote until we get a roof over our
heads,” they said. They squarely blamed MLA for their pathetic
state. “They (MLA and Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike officials) did
not give us any notice to vacate our homes only because we are poor.
Nobody cares about people like us,” they lamented.

With
the elections just round the corner, they
claim that none of the candidates in the fray have come to the area
seeking votes. “Earlier, the candidates would come to the slum seeking
votes. The MLA had assured us of getting us houses in the complex that
is planned at the spot. We are not going to believe in their empty
promises any more. They are responsible for our homeless state,” they said  without mincing any words.

A little away
in Samata Nagar, residents complained about the lack of basic
facilities. They said that water scarcity was a
major problem. Added that garbage was also not being lifted
regularly. “The main roads are cleaned; but the cross roads hardly get
any attention,” they said.  “Sky is the limit
for the candidates’ promises. These promises will remain just promises.”

In
another pocket in Vannarpet where people from socio-economic
backgrounds reside, the lack of public toilets is a daily ordeal that
residents go through.They said that the public
toilets lack water connectivity and are hardly cleaned. “We have to use
the pay and use toilets that are around half-a-km away. The person
manning the toilet there grumbles if we go there and asks us to use the
toilet in our area,” they said.

Secretary and members of the Shanti Nagar Residents Welfare Association, said that
prevention of encroachment of civic amenity sites should be the priority
of the MLA. “There are rumours that some party workers are collecting
rent from the hutments that have come up on the CA sites. The BDA must
reclaim these sites,” they said. Garbage processing was
another concern. “The BBMP had given the association land to start a
local composting unit thrice. But we were not allowed to set it up. If
we had been allowed to set it up, garbage problem could have been
resolved easily,” they said.

With a sizeable population comprising Tamils, those
belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and minorities,
caste politics will come into play in support of BSP.

Twenty Four SDPI candidates are in fray for Karnataka assembly election

Mangalore: Social Democratic Party of India, Karnataka fielded 24
candidates across the state for upcoming assembly election, will be
held on 5th Mays 2013.

Karnataka state president of the party Abdul Majeed Kodlipete is contesting election from Narasimha Raja assembly, Mysore.

It is to be noted that SDPI and BSP have tied-up and alliance between the parties has been agreed upon statewide.

It has just been 4 years and that the party SDPI has been involved in political activism in 23

states across the nation. The candidates being fielded by the party for the upcoming assembly

election are educated with social service background, clean character and absolutely free from

corruption. SDPI has achieved a thriving success in the Local Body Election held in the last

month. Party Leaders opine that most of the candidates would be successful. The complete list

of candidates being fielded in different constituencies across Karnataka for the said election has

been approved by the party’s National President A. Sayeed.


SDPI CANDIDATE LIST

1 Smt. Hemalata, MBA, Pulakeshi Nagar

2 Abdul Majeed, Narasimharaja



MYSORE:
Call it an assembly segment of minorities and backward classes.
Narasimharaja (NR) constituency has always supported minorities in the
past elections, including by-election.

  There will be a tough contest from  Social democratic Party of India (SDPI).

SDPI, made its presence felt in the ULB elections,
In ULB polls, SDPI had fielded candidates in 13 wards, and polled over
15,000 votes. Of the 16 candidates in the fray for assembly election,
nine are Muslims.

  “Of late, Muslims are drifting away from Congress and are
supporting  SDPI .”

Sitting MLA has not kept his
promises on providing facilities like drinking water, improving hygiene
and drainage system in the last one decade. “Moreover, the leader won’t
be available to people and hear their grievances.”

SDPI Karnataka
chief Abdul Majeed, who is contesting from the constituency, said the
constituency still lacks proper water management and drainage system.
Majority of the residents here are Muslims who are skilled workers, but
the constituency doesn’t have small-scale industries. Girls here are
deprived of education because of lack of colleges for them.

The segment was under Mysore north,
till 1967, when it was made NR segment. Since then, except twice (1985
and 1994), the segment has been under the father-son reign.

3 Moulana Usman Baig, Chamrajpet

4 Dr. Mehboob Sharieff, Sarwagna Nagar

5 Syed Fakhruddin, Hebbal Assembly

6 Mujahid Pasha, Chickpet

7 Dr. Mohammed, Bijapur Assembly

8 Prof. Shabbir Mustafa, Chamraja

9 Abdul Hakeem, Kapu Assembly

10 Abdul Jaleel, Mangalore South

11 Adv Abdul Majeed, Bantwal Assembly

12 Abubaker Kulai, Mangalore North

13 Akram Hassan, Mangalore

14 Ismail Engineer, Modibideri

15 Kusappa Sulliya, Assembly

16 K.A Siddiq, Puttur Assembly

17 Sadiq Jameel, Tumkur City

18 K B Basheer, Shimoga

19 Sufi Ibrahim, Hassan

20 Abdul Raheem, Gulbarga North

21 Usman, Virajpet

22 Fairoz Ali khan, Ramnagaram

23 Kiran Kumar, Hunsur

24 Mohammed Tahir, Mandya

SDPI candidates list


More
than 1,200 families were evicted from EWS quarters spread across
more than 15 acres at Ejipura in January this year to facilitate he BBMP
take up construction of a residential complex and a mall with a private
company. Several forced evacuees still live on footpaths in the
vicinity of the erstwhile shanty town.Many parts of the City did not
have basic amenities.There are many areas without basic necessities.

B.B.M.P (CENTRAL) 154 Rajarajeshwarinagar GURUMURTHY

Poor access to state healthcare and drinking water are the two major woes of the constituency

Starting from Jalahalli in northwest Bangalore, this constituency
stretches all the way down to Rajarajeshwarinagar in the southwest, a
distance of about 22 km. And, given its expanse, the issues and problems
being faced by citizens here are many.

Poverty

Lakshmidevinagar
and Laggere remain highly underdeveloped. Other wards mainly comprise
revenue layouts, thereby witnessing haphazard development. The
sub-arterial and small roads are in a shambles, with Cauvery water
remaining elusive in many areas.

Healthcare access

Healthcare is a casualty here as most residents are from poor and
lower middle class families.There are any number of private hospitals
but very few can afford them. People have to go all the way either to
Victoria or K.C. General
Hospital, 15 km away, to access government healthcare. The
administrators have been indifferent on this issue,

Few BMTC buses are available towards Nagarabhavi, Chandra Layout,
Yelahanka and so on. Journey by bus to these areas takes four times as
long as by private vehicles.


Another grouse is lack of public spaces such as libraries and
playgrounds. 
Rajarajeshwarinagar ward is gradually being commercialised on the lines of
Basavanagudi. As a result, roads are getting congested.

Civic infrastructure

Upkeep of roads and clearing of garbage have been
casualties in Kottigepalya locality. Unscientific and unplanned
development should be blamed for the mess. 


With a major portion of the constituency skirting the polluted Vrishabhavati banks, clean underground water is scarce.


With private developers sparing not an inch of land on the river bank,
residents are compelled to constantly inhale the stench from the dead
river even as promises by the government to develop it.

Central Relief Centre (commonly known as Beggars’ Colony)

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B.B.M.P (CENTRAL) 162 Shivajinagar SHAIK BAHADUR


B.B.M.P (CENTRAL) 165 Rajajinagar SOUNDARYA G



This constituency is the gateway to the heart of Bangalore from Mysore.
In other words, it’s an area with incessant traffic. Motoring out of
Rajajinagar through Okalipuram during peak hours is a torture. Although
the Okalipuram grade separator has helped somewhat, the narrow passage
near Khodays’ Circle and the second gate of the City Railway Station is a
major bottleneck.

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike and Indian Railways had proposed
widening the road and constructing a signal-free stretch to clear this
block, but the proposal remains only on paper.

Big battle

The local MLA was not accessible to the residents. “His generosity is
reserved only for his party workers. We have to cross various barriers,
such as workers and family, to meet him in person. We want a leader who
can understand our problems and help us during crises. 

 
Although the
area MLA was the BWSSB Minister, he has done nothing to solve the
problem. Most do not have ration cards and interior roads have not been
asphalted for years. People want a performing representative and the BSP
is the only choice.


A cosmopolitan residential locality, Rajajinagar has witnessed a boom in
commercial activities in recent years. Apart from a growing business
for owners of wedding halls, this constituency is home to several
educational institutions.

Sandwiched between the dense residential pockets of Basaveshwaranagar,
Malleswaram, Mahalakshmi Layout, Vijayanagar and Govindrajnagar,
Rajajinagar contains within it a well-known industrial estate.

Need for reservoir

Water supply was a
perennial problem in the constituency despite MLA having
the portfolio of Minister for Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board
(BWSSB). “What Rajajinagar needs is a ground-level reservoir (GLR) to
ensure adequate storage and proper distribution. None has realised
this
.


B.B.M.P(NORTH) 151 K.R. Pura SRINIVAS.N


B.B.M.P(NORTH) 156 Mahalakshmi Layout LOKESH L


B.B.M.P(NORTH) 157 Malleshwaram ESHWARA. H.A
B.B.M.P(NORTH) 161 C.V. RamannNagar B.T. SRINIVAS


B.B.M.P(SOUTH) 166 Govindarajanagar C CHIKKANNA


B.B.M.P(SOUTH) 167 Vijayanagar JAYA KUMAR C.N


B.B.M.P(SOUTH) 170 Basavanagudi L.RAMESH

In the fray

B.B.M.P(SOUTH) 171 Padmanabanagar ABDUL RAZACK KHAN

Caste
plays a big role in the constituency which has Brahmin, Muslim and Naidu
voters in big numbers. Other key communities are Kurubas, Christians
and Lingayats.

Development rules the voters’ mind. MLA
hasn’t paid enough attention to developing the constituency. The acute
water problem still persists.

“The MLA is seen only during elections. We’d like a
candidate from the minority community  like
ABDUL RAZACK KHAN of BSP

Looking at the poor
development work here, we thought of roping
ABDUL RAZACK KHAN of BSP

The women of Rajarajeshwari slum perhaps exemplify the problems of the
constituency - they walk miles to get drinking water. Who carries three containers after  filling water every day at the
water tank near Banashankari Temple on Kanakapura Road. The slum with
750 families hasn’t got a single drop of water for two months.

It’s election time and candidates from various parties are coming to us
for votes. But not one has restored the water supply.

We make these trips in the middle of the traffic. Carrying three or
four pots and crossing a busy stretch like this is not easy for us,”
says another resident of the slum.


Residents of
many areas under Padmanabhnagar cry of water woes. Although almost every
second house has a borewell, most have dried up. “The water comes for
two to three days and is not there for next four days. Although people
in some of the parts have adequate water because of borewells, even they
are drying up, said  a resident of Yarabnagar.

Key issues

Water supply: There’s no regular water supply and people have to depend a lot on borewells

Parks & playgrounds: Not enough green spaces for residents to walk and children to play

Electorate

Population: 3,31,521

No. of voters: 2,20,924


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B.B.M.P(SOUTH) 172 B.T.M Layout HARIRAM .A


Old issues remain unaddressed

B.B.M.P(SOUTH) 173 Jayanagar MRS. SHASHIKALA
Old-world charm sadly eroded




Jayanagar, a planned extension formed in 1948, was once known for its
wide roads, well-laid footpaths and tree-lined boulevards.


Jayanagar Assembly constituency was carved out of Basavanagudi Assembly
constituency in 1978. Over the years, its wide roads, footpaths,
boulevards and countless trees have been sacrificed in the name of
“development”.


Today, the roads and footpaths of Jayanagar are narrow and some stretches have been encroached by vendors and traders.


Footpaths also double as parking spots and the authorities concerned don’t seem a bit concerned about it.

Those garbage heaps


Another problem is ineffective garbage clearance. There are many spots where
garbage is piled up all the time.


“The BBMP office is close by, but officials don’t seem to be bothered to clear the black spots.”

And the traffic!


Other pet peeve is the traffic. With the increase in the number of
vehicles on the roads,  the traffic often moves at a snail’s
pace. “With poor pedestrian infrastructure, there is no safety for people.
Inadequate footpaths and bad streetlights pose a threat. Pedestrians are
forced to walk on the roads braving the traffic.”

Haphazard parking

With the lack of parking space, motorists often park haphazardly in
front of the houses in the bylanes and crossroads. “Sometimes, residents
cannot take out their own vehicles, what with other vehicles parked right
outside the gate.”


Crossing the roads is tough for senior citizens and young children.


“There are high medians between the Namma Metro piers on the stretch
between South End Circle and Inner Ring Road. The boulevard on that
stretch has been destroyed by the metro construction. It was earlier a
delight for walkers. The authorities must restore the boulevard.”

Cosmopolitan


The constituency, which is very cosmopolitan, has seven wards and a voter strength of 1.7 lakh.

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B.B.M.P(SOUTH) 175 Bommanahalli AFSAR PASHA

BANGALORE:
Many things are at play in Bommanahalli. The burgeoning civic problems,
mainly lack of water, roads and infrastructure. Then there’s the caste
and community factor - minorities, Vokkaligas, Reddys.

  Capitalizing on the ‘corrupt image’ of the ruling BJP government.
“People are fed up as the constituency has seen little development in
the last five years. We expect most of the minority votes, as well as a
huge portion of the majority votes from the Vokkaligas and Reddy
community will go to BSP.

The Muslims in the area, who are predominantly traders and
small-business owners, make up for about 10-15 per cent of the voters.
The constituency is also home to a large number of techies and students
hailing from other states. Of the total population, however, only a
little over 3 lakh voted during the last assembly elections.

A
BSP’s Muslim candidate AFSAR PASHA will win from Mangamapalya ward and
the party is hoping to tap more minority votes. “We are also hoping to
get large number of votes from the SC/ST community.

While, infrastructure is a huge problem, with no roads in the
interiors, access to water remains a sore point. Bomanahalli is also
home to the unorganized garment manufacturing sector which exports about $4000 million worth of products annually, according to official figures from the Bommasandra Industrial Association. Thousands of workers are unhappy with the step-motherly treatment meted by the government.

“Most labourers are unhappy with the high price rise in the area due to real estate
development. While their salary remains constant, the cost of living
has gone up. The elected representatives haven’t addressed any of their
problems.”

Bomanahalli constituency, which has areas like HSR
Layout, Jaraganahalli, Puttenahalli, Hongasandra, Mangamanapalya,
Arakere, Bilekahalli and Bomanahalli.

Key issues

Bad Roads:

The roads in the constituency, even in the interiors of the swanky HSR
Layout, are in pathetic condition. There are practically no roads in the
interiors. Some of the roads connecting interior areas of the
constituency are so bad that they can barely be called ‘pukka’. For
example, Old Mangammanapalya Road for the past few months have been left
mostly broken with only fragments of concrete in it. There are several
other roads in the constituency which share the same fate. To make the
matter worse some of them are routes for trucks and tempos which carry
finished goods from the local textile industry.

Water and drainage:

Water connectivity is another huge problem as is drainage, especially
in the rural part. . While some areas don’t face water problems major
areas, especially the rural ones, face acute water shortage. Many of the
more developed areas also buy water as they face regular water
shortage.

Drainage:

The interiors of
the constituency, especially rural areas, are not only ill equipped to
carry waste but falls under dire straits during the rains, with water
almost overflowing into homes at some of these areas. The lack of
maintenance and proper garbage disposal, especially in the interior rural areas, also generates awful stinks and are grounds for breeding of various diseases.

ELECTORATE:

Population: Around 4.5 lakh and 201,220 (2001 official statistics)

No of voters: Over 3 lakh

IN THE FRAY

Their story:

Anjali Kumari, 23, is one of the thousands of women
who work in the informal garment industry in Bomanahalli area. The
Class 12 educated, resident of Kudlu Gate area, walks to work every day
and has never been late for her 9 am to 5 pm shift. But, of late,
security is a big concern, especially with the increasing number of rape
cases. “I have to walk about two kilometers back home. As most of the
employees of the garment manufacturing industry are women, we generally
head to and fro from work in groups,” she says. “Atleast they
(government) could increase the security in this area. They make a lot
of promises, but never implement them. What is the use for voting then,
as all candidates share the same mentality. They will say something
during campaigning but will forget that once elected,” she added.

BANGALORE URBAN 150 Yelahanka ERANNA


BANGALORE URBAN 153 Yeshwanthapura NARASIMAIAH


BANGALORE URBAN 155 Dasarahalli R.GANGADHAR
IN FRAY

BANGALORE URBAN 174 Mahadevapura N.VENKATESH



It is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and flies that
often causes skin rashes, allergies and wheezing amongst its residents.
Mandur village is less than kilometre away from the landfill, where the
city’s garbage is dumped. It is part of Mahadevapura constituency, which
is ironically represented in the Assembly by none other than the
State’s Health Minister.

 “Over the past few years, we have been living such a terrible life. All
our negotiations with the government have failed and they continue to
dump garbage in the landfill. We are tired of the government’s empty
promises.”

The government promised to control the spread of diseases and
stench by spraying chemicals at the landfill site. 
Now, it is not very
regularly done. Why should we vote?

Apart from Mandur, people in other parts of
the constituencies such as Garudacharpalya, Hoodi and Hagadur suffer
from drinking water scarcity and spend close to Rs. 1,000 a month on
private water tankers. The constituency which is reserved for Scheduled
Castes candidate is home to people from diverse economic backgrounds as gated communities
stand beside small and shanty areas.

A large number of voters remained unaware of the candidates.

The
number of voters in the constituency has increased from 2.75 lakh in
2008 to 3.68 lakh in 2013 as the voter turn out in Mahadevapura in
2008 stood at 53.17 per cent.

BJP candidate  is facing a Lokayukta probe as he is accused of favouring DLF
for allegedly showing official favours to real estate firms by
permitting violation of the Revised Master Plan (RMP) to facilitate
illegal constructions.


VOTE for ELEPHANT of BSP candidate N.VENKATESH and get real relief from all the above messes.


BANGALORE URBAN 176 Bangalore South VASANTH


BANGALORE URBAN 177 Anekal SRINIVAS.P


BANGALORE RURAL 178 Hosakote H.M.UPENDRA


VOTE for ELEPHANT of BSP candidate VENKATESH.P and get real relief from all the messes.


BANGALORE: Development
has acquired a predatory connotation in Devanahalli, 25km from Hebbal.
No wonder all major parties,  have been unable to
strike a rapport with locals.

The international airport changed the landscape here. Once the proposed
SEZ comes up, the city is certain to lose a captive supplier of veggies
and flowers with costly consequences for the homemaker’s budget. Farms
have proliferated here for decades, pushing the groundwater to abysmal
levels. Illegal quarrying is rampant and the land mafia has terrorized
agriculturists and realty development in the form of villas are
extending beyond the international airport and threatening to touch the
Nandi foothills.


While land prices facing the national highway or Doddaballapur road costs about Rs 1 crore per acre, farm land in the interiors facing the airport costs about Rs 5 lakh per acre.

There are about 300 villages in the Devanahalli constituency. Social
activists are up in arms. We’re protesting to prevent Devanahalli from
becoming a special economic zone. But we know farmers are selling off
their lands to builders and gated communities and malls. Farmers are
frittering away on liquor all the money got by selling land.

Two major parties made all sorts of promises to
help farmers save their lands. But once elections are over, they have
always backed projects that alienate farmers from their lands. All this
has made some voters wiser as can be seen in villages like Koira,
Vishwanathpura, Misegeenahallai and Bychapura. Voters switch parties to
see if they can make any difference.

Most people from our villages are going out to become
security guards or garment factory workers. The ones who stay back to
remain farmers have to put up with political rowdyism.

The new government should first implement
permanent irrigation scheme to benefit farmers and also stop this
political rowdyism. They should ensure some infrastructure for villagers
like water and power. Builders should stop threatening farmers through
government to sell off land. Among other demands English
schools, more PU colleges and better bus connectivity.

Caste may not be overriding factor in deciding whom to vote
for.


The electorate

No. of voters: 1,85,281

Males - 94,237; Females - 91,032; Others - 12

In the fray 

BANGALORE RURAL 179 Devanahalli VENKATESH.P
BANGALORE RURAL 180 Doddaballapur PURUSHOTHAMA
BANGALORE RURAL 181 Nelamangala C HANUMAIAH



INDIAN SARKAR…….



Photo

BELGAUM 1 Nippani SUJIT MHETRI


BELGAUM 2 Chikkodi-Sadalga NAGESH KIWAD


BELGAUM 2 Chikkodi-Sadalga NAGESH KIWAD


BELGAUM 3 Athani ANNAPPA SOMANNA AIGALI


BELGAUM 5 Kudachi MALLAPPA KASTURI


BELGAUM 6 Raybag MAYUR SHRAVAN MADALE


BELGAUM 7 Hukkeri RAJENDRA MOSHI


BELGAUM 8 Arabhavi BASAVANT VADER


BELGAUM 11 Belgaum Uttar MAHENDRA DESHAPANDE


BELGAUM 12 Belgaum Dakshin MALTI SAKSHENA


BELGAUM 14 Khanapur ALIMAAKTHAR NAYIK


BELGAUM 15 Kittur YAMANAPPA TALAWAR


BELGAUM 16 Bailahongal VITTAL HARIJAN



BELGAUM 17 Saundatti Yellamma BASAVARAJ MUDENAGUDI


BELGAUM 18 Ramdurg PANDURANG NAYAK


BAGALKOT 21 Jamkhandi SANGAMESH KAMBLE


BAGALKOT 22 Bilgi BALAPPA NANDEPPANAVAR


18 BAGALKOT 23 Badami KANTICAHNDRA JYOTI


BAGALKOT 24 Bagalkot BABUSHA ROLLI


BAGALKOT 25 Hungund KHAJESAB SAIM


BIJAPUR 26 Muddebihal RAVISHANKAR SAJJAN


BIJAPUR 27 Devara Hippargi YASHAVANT PUJARI


BIJAPUR 28 Basavana Bagevadi MARIYAPPA KATTI


BIJAPUR 31 Nagthan DEVANAND CHAVAN


BIJAPUR 31 Nagthan SUDHAKAR KANAMADI


BIJAPUR 32 Indi DHARMANNA TONTAPUR


BIJAPUR 33 Sindgi DASTAGIRABASHA MAKANDAR


GULBARGA 34 Afzalpur HUCCHAPPA


GULBARGA 35 Jevargi HUSAIN PATEL


GULBARGA 40 Chittapur AYYAPPA


GULBARGA 41 Sedam SHIVASHARNAPPA


GULBARGA 42 Chincholi GOUTAM


GULBARGA 43 Gulbarga Rural AMBARAYA


GULBARGA 46 Aland RAMCHANDRA


BIDAR 47 Basavakalyan ABDUL RAZAK


BIDAR 48 Humnabad ANKUSH


BIDAR 49 Bidar South ABDUL MANNAN



BIDAR 50 Bidar SYED WAHEED


BIDAR 51 Bhalki ISMAILSHAH


BIDAR 52 Aurad DEVIDAS

IN THE FRAY

RAICHUR 53 Raichur Rural VIJAYLAKSHMI MADNAPUR


RAICHUR 54 Raichur HARRIS SIDDIQUI


RAICHUR 55 Manvi MALLAPPA BANGARI


RAICHUR 57 Lingsugur PAMPATI


RAICHUR 58 Sindhanur M.K.JAGGESH


RAICHUR 59 Maski NAGARAJ

HUBLI: Raichur district
has seven assembly constituencies, of which five are reserved.
Lingasugur (SC) Reserved constituency is perhaps one of the most
socially and economically backward regions. After Bellary which provided
a platform for mining barons to test political waters, it is granite
magnets who are trying their luck here.


The constituency
comprises 162 villages, including the famous Hatti gold mines. No
political party has worked towards changing the economic standard of the
people, who are either poor farmers or daily wage labourers.

Out of a 2.1 lakh population, nearly 70% are poor and working as daily
wage labourers. There is huge exodus of people from this constituency
every year. Major crops are paddy, jowar and cotton. But not all people
are into farming. About 80% families in many villages have now migrated
to Bangalore, Mangalore, Pune and Goa in search of work. Most of the
families in my village migrated to Bangalore and Mangalore in search of
jobs. Politicians should create jobs for local people,” said
Mallaiahswami of Santhe Kellur village.


Worst-hit by drought,
the constituency has mostly dry lands. With no irrigation project,
hundreds of acres of land are drying every year. Drinking water is of
major concern. We depend on the polluted water from the lake. We need
clean drinking water,'’ said Veeresh of Honavalli village.


Interestingly, this constituency
has got the tag of party-hoppers’ haven. Candidates’ loyalty to their
parties is always questionable as no candidate sticks to any party for a
long time.


As it is an SC reserved constituency, SC voters are in majority. Of
them, Madiga and Chalwad community numbers are more than those of
Vaddar, Lambani, Dasar, Naik and Korava. Besides, Lingayat and Kuruba
are crucial voters.

KEY ISSUES

Drinking water

Lack of jobs

Migration

ELECTORATE

1.95 lakh voters

KOPPAL 60 Kushtagi SHIVAPUTRAPPA


KOPPAL 61 Kanakagiri SHRIDHAR


KOPPAL 62 Gangavathi HULUGAPPA



KOPPAL 63 Yelburga DURUGAPPA


KOPPAL 64 Koppal NIRMALA MALLIKARJUN HADAPAD


GADAG 65 Shirahatti DURAGAPPA PUJAR


GADAG 66 Gadag MAHADEV CHALAVADI


GADAG 67 Ron NIGABASAPPA DODDAMANI


DHARWAD 69 Navalgund YELLAPPA DUNDUR


DHARWAD 70 Kundgol CHANDARAPPA KURABAR



DHARWAD 71 Dharwad NINGAPPA ANDARKHANDI


DHARWAD 72 Hubli-Dharwad-East NINGAPPA MARAGANOOR


DHARWAD 73 Hubli-Dharwad-Central PREMANATH CHIKKATUMBAL


DHARWAD 74 Hubli-Dharwad-West LAXMAN BAKKAYI


DHARWAD 75 Kalaghatgi SHOBHA BALLARY ALIAS HUKKERI


UTTARA KANNADA 76 Haliyal MEGHARAJ RAMU METRI


UTTARA KANNADA 77 Karwar NAGESH LAKSHMESHWAR


UTTARA KANNADA 78 Kumta VASANT JOGALEKAR


UTTARA KANNADA 79 Bhatkal PRABHU SANTOSH


UTTARA KANNADA 80 Sirsi SUDHAKAR KIRA JOGLEKAR


UTTARA KANNADA 81 Yellapur SHAKUNTALA HARIKANTRA


HAVERI 82 Hangal LAMANI KRISHNA


HAVERI 83 Shiggaon OMKAR KRISHNAJI



HAVERI 84 Haveri SHANKRAPPA BASAVANEPPA KUNNUR


HAVERI 85 Byadgi BASAVANTAPPA GONEMMANAVAR


HAVERI 86 Hirekerur SULEMAN J BALIGAR


HAVERI 87 Ranebennur UMESH GURULINGAPPAGOWDRA



BELLARY 88 Hadagali K.UCHHENGAPPA


BELLARY 89 Hagaribommanahalli NAGARAJ.V.


BELLARY 90 Vijayanagara GANESH


BELLARY 91 Kampli V. SOMASHEKARA


BELLARY 92 Siraguppa NARI MAREPPA


BELLARY 93 Bellary V MAREPPA


BELLARY 94 Bellary City M NARAYANA SWAMY


CHITRADURGA 97 Molakalmuru H RAMANNA


CHITRADURGA 98 Challakere P PALAIAH


CHITRADURGA 99 Chitradurga G.R.PANDURANGA


CHITRADURGA 100 Hiriyur S H KANTHARAJA


CHITRADURGA 101 Hosadurga THIMMAPPA K


CHITRADURGA 102 Holalkere G N PARAMESH



DAVANAGERE 103 Jagalur K S PRABHU


DAVANAGERE 104 Harapanahalli KENCHAPPA


DAVANAGERE 105 Harihar E.RAZAKULLA


DAVANAGERE 106 Davanagere North ANNAPPA.S.H


DAVANAGERE 107 Davanagere South KRISHNAPPA B.


DAVANAGERE 108 Mayakonda VASANTHA


DAVANAGERE 109 Channagiri R MAMATHA


DAVANAGERE 110 Honnali PARASHURAMA A K


SHIMOGA 111 Shimoga Rural K.N.VEERESHAPPA


SHIMOGA 112 Bhadravathi SURESH


SHIMOGA 114 Tirthahalli KUNAJE MANJUNATHA GOWDA


SHIMOGA 115 Shikaripura SHEKARAPPA H


SHIMOGA 116 Sorab GUDDAPPA


SHIMOGA 117 Sagar K.N.VENKATESH


UDUPI 118 Baindur UDAYA


UDUPI 120 Udupi MANJUNATH V


UDUPI 122 Karkala SUNIL SOANS


CHIKKMAGALUR 124 Mudigere U.B. MANJAIAH


TUMKUR 128 Chikknayakanhalli CAPTAIN SOMASHEKAR


TUMKUR 129 Tiptur ABDUL WAKEEL


TUMKUR 130 Turuvekere D.G.GOPALAIAH


TUMKUR 131 Kunigal RAMESH BABU


TUMKUR 133 Tumkur Rural N.GANGAIAH


TUMKUR 134 Koratagere BULLA SUBBARAO


TUMKUR 135 Gubbi SHIVANNA


TUMKUR 136 Sira N RAJANNA


TUMKUR 137 Pavagada NAGARATHNAMMA


TUMKUR 138 Madhugiri M.MUNIYAPPA


CHIKKABALLAPUR 139 Gauribidanur RAJASHEKAR H R


CHIKKABALLAPUR 141 Chikkaballapur M SOMASHEKAR


Chickballapur district has 9,01,960 voters

Please vote for ELEPHANT of BSP candidate M SOMASHEKAR

There are 9,01,960 voters in five Assembly
constituencies in Chickballapur district for the May 5 elections. The
district administration is taking steps to ensure that the elections are
free and fair and also peaceful. It has set up 1,169 booths in the
district.

Various activities have been taken up
under the Systematic Voters Electoral Education Participation (SVEEP) to
educate voters on the role of elections in a democracy and to encourage
them to exercise their right to vote to make the system vibrant.

According to Deputy Commissioner and District Electoral Officer V. Shankar, among the voters there are 4,45,542 women.

New voters

As many as 39,720 persons enrolled their names from January 16 to April 7, 2013 in the district, Mr. Shankar added.

A notable feature is that the number of voters in Chickballapur constituency is fewer than in all other segments.

The
segment-wise break-up of the voter number is: Gowribidanur 1,86,656
(92,224 women); Bagepalli 1,75,847 (87,285 women); Chickballapur
1,76,229 (86,513 women); Sidlaghatta 1,76,854 (87,290 women) and
Chintamani 1,86,374 (92,230 women).

As many as 302 polling booths have been identified as sensitive and 217 as hypersensitive booths.

Seminars,
streetplays, exhibitions through mobile vehicles, administering the
oath to voters and such other activities are being taken up as per the
directions of the Election Commission of India, Mr. Shankar said.

Creating awareness among young voters is one of the major activities under SVEEP, he added.


CHIKKABALLAPUR 142 Sidlaghatta DHANARAJU


CHIKKABALLAPUR 143 Chintamani V. SEETHAPPA


KOLAR 144 Srinivasapur K.P. NAGARAJA


KOLAR 145 Mulbagal SINGAPUR GOVINDU


KOLAR 146 Kolar Gold Field K. R. DEVARAJA


KOLAR 147 Bangarapet NAGARAJA. M


KOLAR 149 Malur C.MUNIRAJA


BANGALORE RURAL 178 Hosakote H.M.UPENDRA


BANGALORE RURAL 179 Devanahalli VENKATESH.P


BANGALORE RURAL 180 Doddaballapur PURUSHOTHAMA


BANGALORE RURAL 181 Nelamangala C HANUMAIAH


RAMANAGARAM 182 Magadi JAFFER PASHA


RAMANAGARAM 184 Kanakapura MALLIKARJUNAIAH


RAMANAGARAM 185 Channapatna SUJEEVANKUMAR VS


New poll brings new hope in Karnataka

Please Vote for ELEPHANT of BSP candidate SUJEEVANKUMAR VSChannapatna and

Ramanagaram are twin towns, 12km apart, and comparisons are inevitable.
Be it a Karaga festival or election campaign or celebrations, the
‘Ramanagaram style’ and ‘Channapatna style’ are distinct. But it stops
at that. Ramanagaram grew after it was made a district in 2007, but
Channapatna remained in its shadow. “Ramanagaram is better off today. We
are where we were,”  BSP candidate 

SUJEEVANKUMAR VS , says.

“There is a
huge chance for betterment through industrialization. Unfortunately, our
leader couldn’t see any chances, or we would have competed with
Ramanagaram.”

Pointing to potholed roads, he said the district was
allocated Rs 180 crore but the elected representatives did nothing.

The roads are symbolic of the constituency. “Forget roads. Just enter
residential localities which are close to the highway. They are in a
pathetic condition,”he say. “We want a leader who resides in
Channapatna and mingles with everyone.”

Key issues

Bad infrastructure: People compare Ramanagaram with Channapatna and
feel dejected. “Ramanagaram became a district and will emerge as a
modern town in future. What our leaders have done to us is a sin.
There’s no development at all.” “It’s a political game of the
Deve Gowda family, which is depriving Channapatna of development.”

Electorate

Men: 97,767

Women: 1,00,980

Population 1.5 lakh


MANDYA 186 Malavalli M.KRISHNA MURTHY


MANDYA 187 Maddur BORAIAH H H


MANDYA 188 Melukote M M MAHESHA


MANDYA 190 Shrirangapattana RATNAMMA


MANDYA 191 Nagamangala NARASIMHA MURTHY


HASSAN 193 Shravanabelagola RANGASWAMY.M.R.


HASSAN 194 Arsikere T M CHANDRASHEKARAIAH


HASSAN 195 Belur D.S. GANGADHARA


HASSAN 197 Holenarasipur M.C.SHIVANNA


HASSAN 198 Arakalgud B C RAJESH


HASSAN 199 Sakaleshpur KUMAR GOWRAV. H.S.


DAKSHINA KANNADA 200 Belthangady CHENNAKESHAVA


KODAGU 208 Madikeri S.P.MAHADEVAPPA


MYSORE 210 Piriyapatna KRISHNA


MYSORE 211 Krishnarajanagara LAKSHMANA D


MYSORE 212 Hunsur H B NAGARAJU


MYSORE 213 Heggadadevankote J.K.GOPALA


MYSORE 214 Nanjangud SRIKANTA


MYSORE 216 Krishnaraja C MOHANKUMAR


MYSORE 219 Varuna SHIVAMAHADEVA

CHAMARAJNAGAR 221 Hanur S.PUTTARAJU


CHAMARAJNAGAR 222 Kollegal N. MAHESH


CHAMARAJNAGAR 223 Chamarajanagar R P NANJUNDASWAMY


CHAMARAJNAGAR 224 Gundlupet NAGENDRA


B.B.M.P (CENTRAL) 154 Rajarajeshwarinagar GURUMURTHY


B.B.M.P (CENTRAL) 162 Shivajinagar SHAIK BAHADUR


B.B.M.P (CENTRAL) 165 Rajajinagar SOUNDARYA G


B.B.M.P(NORTH) 151 K.R. Pura SRINIVAS.N


B.B.M.P(NORTH) 156 Mahalakshmi Layout LOKESH L


B.B.M.P(NORTH) 157 Malleshwaram ESHWARA. H.A


B.B.M.P(NORTH) 161 C.V. RamannNagar B.T. SRINIVAS


B.B.M.P(SOUTH) 166 Govindarajanagar C CHIKKANNA


B.B.M.P(SOUTH) 167 Vijayanagar JAYA KUMAR C.N


B.B.M.P(SOUTH) 170 Basavanagudi L.RAMESH


B.B.M.P(SOUTH) 171 Padmanabanagar ABDUL RAZACK KHAN
IN FRAY

B.B.M.P(SOUTH) 172 B.T.M Layout HARIRAM .A



Madiwala lake looks placid on a hot afternoon, even
though hyacinth and garbage seem to be overtaking it from one end and a
cluster of high-rise buildings are choking it from the other. Two aged
fishermen casting a net from a coracle in the lake’s midst look
anachronistic.

Urban assembly constituencies defy
definition and BTM Layout more so than most. It is a jumble of old and
new Bangalore, with dusty working class clusters, slums, sparkling upper
middle class enclaves and commercial establishments. Prefixes like
“Sandra”, “Palya” and “Mangala” are linguistic markers that hark back to
a different world.

Chances are that you will draw a
blank if you ask a random pick of people in BTM Layout area abutting the
lake what the three letters in the name of their locality stand for.
(Incidentally, the area was carved out of Byrasandra, Tavarekere and
Madiwala and so the name.)

Skyrocketing of real estate value in clusters like
Koramangala and BTM Layout has brought with it issues ranging from
land scams to perennial traffic woes.

At the other
end of the spectrum, people in clusters like Ejipura, Jakkasandra and
N.S. Palya grapple with issues of congested living spaces, drinking
water problems and the fear of their area too becoming “prime”,
resulting in them being pushed further away from the city.

Migrants
form a substantial part of the population in both these worlds that
live alongside each other but rarely meet except in the
employer-employee capacity. People from North and North-East are quite
visible both as white collar and blue collar workers, besides people
from other southern States, resulting in a colourful mix of languages
spoken and cuisines offered by hotels big and small.

The election scene is “dull” this
time, say residents in most areas.


Please Vote for ELEPHANT of BSP candidate HARIRAM .A



B.B.M.P(SOUTH) 173 Jayanagar MRS. SHASHIKALA


B.B.M.P(SOUTH) 175 Bommanahalli AFSAR PASHA


BANGALORE URBAN 150 Yelahanka ERANNA


BANGALORE URBAN 153 Yeshwanthapura NARASIMAIAH


BANGALORE URBAN 155 Dasarahalli R.GANGADHAR


BANGALORE URBAN 174 Mahadevapura N.VENKATESH


BANGALORE URBAN 176 Bangalore South VASANTH


BANGALORE URBAN 177 Anekal SRINIVAS.P


YADGIR 37 Shahapur MOHAMMED ANWAR PASHA


YADGIR 38 Yadgir BASAVARAJASHIVALINGAPPA


‘Bahujan’ concept took root in Bidar in 1950

The BSP won the Bidar seat, its first in South India, in 1994

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati will address
an election rally in Humnabad on April 27, just after her campaign in
Jewargi in Gulbarga. The only other stop in Karnataka is Chikkodi in
Belgaum.

There is a historical reason why the
political leader chooses Bidar as an important destination for her
campaign. After all, the first-ever BSP victory in south India was from
Bidar in 1994.

Bidar, Bahujan link

Bidar
has the distinction of being one of the few places where there has been
an alliance between voters of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes,
backward classes and minorities (collectively referred to as “Bahujan”
by the party) not seen in other districts.

This is
attributed to the legacy of thinkers like B. Shamsundar who spoke of a
“Bahujan” alliance way back in the 1950s. “Long before BSP founder
Kanshi Ram came up with the strategy of political unity of SC/ST, Other
Backward Castes and minorities, Mr. Shamsundar applied it successfully
in the erstwhile Nizam State,’’ said Vaijanath Suryavanshi, BSP State
general secretary.

Back in 1957, Mr. Shamsundar
became one of the two members to be elected from the dual-member
Assembly constituency in the second general election. The Independent
member got 22.04 per cent votes and won with a margin of 2,274 votes.

“Mr.
Shamsundar postulated that 85 per cent of the Indian population was
deprived and attaining political power was the only route to
emancipation. This, he said, had to be obtained only by forging unity of
these groups. He left a lasting influence on the erstwhile Nizam State
that got divided into Maharashtra, Andhra and Karnataka,’’ Mr.
Suryavanshi said.

Mr. Shamsundar served as a member of the legislative Assemblies in Hyderabad and Mysore States.

He founded institutions like Bhim Sena and All India Federal Association of Minorities.

He
was elected the chairperson of the minorities and backward classes
convention in Lucknow in 1968. He gave a call for “action against Hindu
right-wing oppression” of the untouchables and minorities. His book
They Burn
is considered among the earliest works on SC/ST political ideology.

Later,
Syed Zulfikar Hashmi of the BSP won the Bidar seat in 1994, making him
the first BSP MLA in South India. “Mr. Kanshi Ram arrived from Delhi to
campaign for me,” recalls Mr. Hashmi. He won in 1994, 1999 and 2004, but
lost in 2008.

Bidar has a high density of SC/ST and
minority community population, 22 per cent as per the 2001 census.
Bidar and Gulbarga are among the 90 districts with high minority
population.

Union government’s multi-sectoral
development plan estimates the minority population in Bidar district at
20 per cent, higher than the State average of 12 per cent.



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