B.PAC Candidate Endorsement for BBMP General Elections 2015

Candidate Endorsement is an important activity under Election Habba, an election awareness initiative by B.PAC to encourage greater citizen participation in the electoral process.

Municipal elections have the largest impact on our everyday lives as basic and essential services like water, roads, sewage all come under the purview of a Corporator. We have more than 1000 candidates who are contesting the BBMP 2015 elections and the residents of Bangalore have a difficult task ahead of them to vote in a responsible and efficient government. Keeping this in mind, B.PAC has undertaken the exercise of endorsing the candidates to enable citizens to make a decision in the best interest of their respective wards.

The endorsement process consisted of an exhaustive review on various parameters.  The committee had multiple review meetings and deliberated for several hours on the information gathered. The key criteria encompassed a number of metrics from political experience, local /grass roots impact, engagement with social issues, commitment to good governance and ideas for change.

Evaluation criteria

Elimination Criteria:

  1. Serious criminal record
  2. History of violence/abuse (whether convicted in a court of law or not) against women or children
  3. Record of misuse of any public office for private gain
  4. Shadow contestant (relative of sitting corporators, senior political leaders) where candidate is not socially or politically active in the ward
  5. Serious Negative feedback from socially active opinion makers & RWA’s  in the ward

Selection Criteria:

  1. Visible engagement in public service
  2. Recognition in the community for leadership of civic issues
  3. Demonstrated capability to improve the Ward
  4. Accessibility to Public
  5. No conflict of interest between Public office and Private interest
  6. Education Qualification and youth was an added weightage

B.PAC believes that Bengalureans have to contribute towards election expenditures of good candidates and hence has also made a symbolic gesture of financial support to these candidates. B.PAC will request its volunteers to campaign for endorsed candidates. Last year B.PAC had endorsed 14 candidates for the Assembly Elections 2013 and 12 candidates in the parliamentary elections 2014 for the first time in the history of the country. This exercise allowed citizens to make informed choices about the candidates they selected to represent them and also set a very positive trend of the parties fielding better candidates.

A total of 380 candidates in 81 Wards in all 8 BBMP Zones were evaluated and 50 candidates were selected for endorsement of which 23 Female & 27 Male candidates. Below is the list of B.PAC Endorsed Candidates for BBMP General Elections 2015. B.PAC urges the citizens to get to know about the candidates well before casting their valuable vote.

Zone Sl No Ward Name Ward No Political Party Candidate Name
Mahadevapura 1 Dodda Nekkundi 85 INC Usha K
2 Kadugodi 83 IND Vijayan V
3 Hagadur 84 INC R Uday kumar
4 Varthur 149 INC Nisha S Vasu
Zone Sl No Ward Name Ward No Political Party Candidate Name
South 1 Jayanagar 153 BJP Sathyavathi K
2 Srinagar 156 BJP J N Savitha
3 Deepanjali Nagar 158 JDS Ashwini Jayaram
4 Ganesh Mandir ward 165 BJP Lakshmi Umesh
5 Karisandra 166 LSP Shilpa P
6 Pattabhiram Nagar 168 LSP Lakshmi Moola
7 Byrasandra 169 BJP N Nagaraju
8 Gurappanapalya 171 JDS Jameer Pasha
9 Madivala 172 INC Manjunath Reddy
10 BTM Layout 176 JDS K Devdas
Zone Sl No Ward Name Ward No Political Party Candidate Name
East 1 Radhakrishna Temple Ward 18 IND Subbaiah T S
2 Hebbala 21 BJP Jayappa Reddy
3 Banasavadi 27 IND Amith Negli
4 Jayamahal 63 INC M K Gunashekar
5 Jogupalya 89 INC P Chandrashekar
6 Vasanth Nagar 93 INC B R Naidu
7 Sampangiram Nagar 110 INC R Vasanth Kumar
8 Shantala Nagar 111 INC A Joseph Moses
9 Domlur 112 BJP A Mariyappaswamy
10 Shanthi Nagar 117 BJP RV Nagaratna Yadav
11 Manorayanapalya 33 INC Abdul Wajid
12 Jeevanbhima Nagar 88 BJP Veenakumari Ramakrishna
13 Pulikeshinagar 78 INC A R Zakir
Zone Sl No Ward Name Ward No Political Party Candidate Name
West 1 Aramane Nagar 35 BJP Sumengala Keshav
2 Marappana Palya 44 IND Sagar Sathish
3 Malleswaram 45 BJP Jayapal N
4 Kadu Malleshwar Ward 65 BJP Manjunatharaju
5 Mahalakshimpuram 68 IND Jayalakshmi
6 Gandhinagar 94 INC R J Latha
7 Chamarajpet 140 JDS R Shylaja
8 Prakash Nagar 98 BJP DevikaRaj
9 Rajaji Nagar 99 BJP H R Krishnappa
10 Basaveshwara Nagar 100 BJP Umavathi Padamaraj
11 Srirammandira 108 BJP Deepa Nagesh
12 Kaveripura 103 BJP Vijaylakshmi Singh
13 Govindaraja Nagar 104 IND Arvind K B
14 Jagajivanaramnagar 136 INC Seema Althaf Khan
15 Nagarabhavi 128 BJP Mohan Kumar
Zone Sl No Ward Name Ward No Political Party Candidate Name
Bommanahalli 1 HSR Layout 174 BJP K Gurumurthy Reddy
2 Uttarahalli 184 INC Varaprasad Reddy
3 Puttenahalli 187 BJP Prabhavathi Ramesh
Dasarahalli 1 Mallasandra 13 INC R Manjunath
RR Nagar 1 HMT Ward 38 INC S Asha Rani
2 Jnana Bharathi ward 129 INC Kavyasree Manju
Yelahanka 1 Yelahanka Satellite Town 4 BJP Satish M
2 Vidyaranyapura 9 INC Sudha T T


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