In 2014 Lok Sabha elections there were many candidates who stood for elections for the 3 Bengaluru city Parliamentary Constituencies including some incumbent MPs. From amongst this onerous list we have identified a total of Twelve candidates, for endorsement, four from each Bengaluru Lok Sabha Constituency based on some strict criteria.
The endorsement process consisted of on an exhaustive review of the following:
- Performance as MP, Union & state Minister, MLA, MLC through constituency and expert opinion survey undertaken by B.PAC
- Details of Assets & legal cases (as per affidavits filed with the EC and search of publicly available information)
- Alignment with citizens’ perception of key issues affecting their constituencies based on Constituency survey of 890 citizens in Bengaluru.
- Application of B.PAC Evaluation criteria
The key criteria encompassed a number of metrics from political experience, parliamentary effectiveness, local /grass roots impact, engagement with social issues, commitment to good governance and fresh ideas for change.