Elections
Oct 10 2016
Blog: In Lighter Whine
A few months ago, on my other blog, I wrote a post about Donald Trump, making less-than-gentle fun of the man. At the time, he didn't seem like much of a threat. I was fairly confident that Donald Trump had about as much chance of becoming president...
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Sep 29 2016
BBMP MAYOR ELECTIONS
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Akshatha M
JD(S) corporator M Anand from Radhakrishna Temple ward was elected as the Deputy Mayor in the polls marked by controversy over the suspension of voting rights of Independent MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar and BJP's PC Mohan.
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Sep 01 2016
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
Initially, this piece had nothing to do with Donald Trump. It had nothing to with American politics whatsoever. I set out to write about my experience visiting an office and a local university in Bengaluru. I thought, maybe I will discuss outsourcing...
Apr 23 2016
QUALITY OF VOTER ROLLS IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
CEO Karnataka published the final electoral roll on January 11th. Surprisingly, over 2,000 voters have been disqualified from the list.
Feb 04 2016
HEBBAL BYPOLLS 2016
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Akshatha M
As many as 20 candidates are in the fray for the MLA election in Hebbal constituency. Check the details of the candidates and how you can vote.
Jan 25 2016
NATIONAL VOTERS' DAY: FOR WHOM?
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PG Bhat
It's National Voters' Day. However, the real voter continues to suffer while the officials get rewarded for the work they did not do!
Oct 07 2015
WOMEN COUNCILLORS OF BBMP
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Akshatha M
They face the criticism of not talking in BBMP council, while not being available over phone to the citizens of their wards. This time they outnumber men corporators in BBMP. What to expect from women corporators in this council?
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Sep 15 2015
CONTACT YOUR CORPORATOR
News Desk
It's that time in democracy when you, the citizen of Bengaluru, can actually get things done by the elected representatives. Here are the contacts of corporators from your wards.
Sep 11 2015
BBMP MAYOR'S ELECTION - 2015
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Akshatha M
Though BJP won majority in BBMP council, Congress-JDS coalition has won the Mayor's election, because all people's representatives from Bengaluru area are allowed to vote in mayoral elections.
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Sep 02 2015
FREEING BBMP FROM CORRUPTION
Sharath SR
B.PAC's letter to Narendra Modi asks for him to urge BBMP corporators to commit to clean governance and efficient administration in Bengaluru.
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Sep 02 2015
BBMP MAYOR'S ELECTION CIRCUS
Akshatha M
Why is a mayor's post important? What are the functions of the mayor? What does a deputy mayor do?
Sep 01 2015
FULL LIST OF BBMP COUNCILLORS
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Akshatha M
Who are the councilors of BBMP who can vote in the mayoral election? Which party they belong to? Here is the full list.
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Aug 31 2015
BBMP ELECTIONS 2015 - AFFIDAVIT ANALYSIS
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Akshatha M
Many corporators got re-elected in the BBMP election 2015. What do their affidavits say about the increase or decrease in their assets over last five years?
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Aug 29 2015
ROLE OF RESIDENT WELFARE ASSOCIATIONS
V K Srivatsa
The resident welfare associations of Hemmigepura ward ensured that every voter in the ward is on the roll and helped the needy on the voting day. Result: higher voter turnout.
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Aug 27 2015
Poll Desk
Which are the 100 wards won by BJP? and the 76 won by Congress? Complete partywise list.
Aug 26 2015
TRACKING BBMP CORPORATORS' PERFORMANCE
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Bharati Sekar
Prior to the BBMP elections, 85 candidates had taken the Ideal Corporator pledge. And now, NBF will be regularly tracking the performance of the seven candidates who have been elected to the city council.
Aug 26 2015
BBMP ELECTIONS: WINNERS
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Sharath SR
B.PAC had endorsed 50 candidates across parties for the BBMP Elections. 23 of them have been elected as corporators. A participant from the B.CLIP program was elected too.
Aug 25 2015
BBMP ELECTIONS 2015 - A LOOKBACK
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Kathyayini Chamaraj
Empty promises of politicians tend to be forgotten by the public, whose collective memory is temporary. Kathyayini Chamaraj lays bare the various facets of the BBMP election that was.
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Aug 25 2015
BBMP ELECTIONS 2015 - FINAL RESULTS
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News Desk
Here are the results for BBMP election 2015. BJP has retained the BBMP, by winning 100 wards.
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Aug 24 2015
BBMP ELECTIONS 2015 - EXIT POLLS
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Akshatha M
Which party won the exit polls of BBMP election 2015? Here is the compilation of all exit polls.
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Aug 24 2015
BBMP ELECTIONS 2015 - VOTER TURNOUT
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Akshatha M
BBMP election 2015 saw many enlightened discourses across social media platforms. How many people actually came out to vote? Here is the answer.
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Aug 23 2015
Blog: Whitefield Rising
Munnukolalu school. Pic: Abhijeet Nath Abhijeet Nath, a resident of Whitefield area, explains his fight to find his booth and vote in BBMP elections. After three hours, he did vote—he's an inspiration to all of us! His mail: I went...
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Aug 21 2015
BBMP ELECTIONS 2015 - PROMISES BY PARTIES
News Desk
Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy compared the manifestoes of various parties. Here is the outcome.
Aug 21 2015
VOTERL ROLL QUALITY
News Desk
Voter roll analysis expert P G Bhat says in his blogpost that finally State Election Commission and Chief Election Officer, Karnataka have synced their voter rolls and around 5,00,000 applications have been approved, and deletions made.
Aug 21 2015
BBMP ELECTIONS 2015 - AFFIDAVIT ANALYSIS
Akshatha M
Though we could not touch all 198 wards in Bengaluru, we did our best. Here are 84 wards we could analyse, ahead of BBMP election 2015.
Aug 21 2015
BBMP ELECTIONS 2015 - CAMPAIGN TRAIL
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Akshatha M and Ganga Madappa
It’s curtains down for BBMP election campaigning. With only one day left for the polls, candidates were busy with door-to-door campaign on Thursday. Our reporters find candidates impervious to all the brickbats they receive on the ground.
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