Innovation seems to be the buzzword for candidates in some prominent wards as there is an intense competition to outsmart others in the run-up to the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike Council elections. In one such instance, Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Dattatreya Temple Ward 77 S. Prakash has come out with a ward-specific manifesto indicating what he proposes to do for the development of the ward if elected.
Describing this as a blueprint for the development of the ward, Mr. Prakash, who is also Bangalore cityspokesperson for the BJP, has listed 22 promises in his manifesto.
The main promises include preventing the flooding of water from storm water drains during heavy rain and building a duct across huge drains, upgrading the K.C. General Hospital in the ward into a high-tech hospital bringing about cleanliness in the ward by including it under the garbage-free zone scheme.
His manifesto also proposes to organise a free coaching for the SSLC and PU students every year from December till the commencement of examinations besides holding annual health camps for all the citizens of the ward.
Interestingly, he has declared in the manifesto that he would present a report every year before people on the works taken up by him in that year and would seek suggestions from people on further development works to be taken up.
Mr. Prakash says he brought out the ward-level manifesto to provide a comprehensive picture of what he proposes to do for them. Voters can make their decision based on the manifesto, he says and observes that launching such ward-wise manifesto would contribute to development as the onus would be on the candidates to implement such manifestos.