August 17th, 2015

With the much awaited Bengaluru Bruhat Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) elections just around the corner this Saturday, the 22nd of August, Unknown Object it will not be unfair to say that it is a “Do or Die” battle for the contending parties, considering they need to convince and impress about 72 lakh voters who will decide their representation in the third level government of the state. About 6,733 polling stations have been set up across 198 wards and the counting of votes is scheduled on the 25th August.

With campaigning for BBMP Corporation Elections in full swing, contenders are leaving no stone unturned in putting their best efforts. A number of hoardings adorn nooks and corners of the city with leaders campaigning for their respective parties and making commitments that they promise to deliver on attaining power. But the question is how many of these are actually going to be fulfilled?

Bangalore has been a city of dreams, hope and aspirations for many. Every year, tons of people throng the silicon city in search of their dreams and professional ambitions. Running this city needs commitment, forethought, planning and experience.

Beyond seat and power, the 2015 elections need to be seen as a cultural change for Bangalore. A deep cultural change. A change that will be a turnaround and govern the policies of the city and state. A change that has only been spoken about in the past but never actively executed. Time not to fall for and be victimized by multiple false promises. A dedicated project involving strong state policies needs to come in to place.

The 2015 decision of the winning party needs to be all about change. Change to the better. About the kind of city we want to live in, leaving behind the past without being obliged and tied to continual crisis. A great city needs involved, responsible citizens who understand the importance of decision making. Our participation is of great importance. Why blame the government and a third party when the decision is in your hands and you have been offered a golden opportunity to execute your decision.

It is often seen that multiple promises are made in the name of development and growth but parties end up displaying a poor track record of delivering what they promise during their campaigns. And by default we tend to blame them for same. Well let’s not forget this is to do with our decision and we are to blame for it.

It’s time we stopped complaining. It’s time we executed our right. Its time we helped the most deserving party win the battle! This Saturday, we have a chance to stand up for namma city…Namma Bengaluru. A united, undivided, indiscriminate city where it is about progress more than politics! Laying of roads, free of potholes, clean city, green trees, employment opportunities, educational rights, end of corruption. Let us make the upcoming elections a game changer! It’s time we work towards and visualized a better Bangalore that has something for all.

Come on Bangalore…Go out and Vote!!! It’s Your Right…Your Responsibility!