The party with a “rural” tag is wooing the electorate here. With Bangalore having 28 Assembly segments that could swing its overall tally, the Janata Dal (Secular) released a manifesto for development of Bangalore — a first-of-its kind — to attract the urban voter.
The manifesto, which claims that “no other political party has such a clear vision for development of Bangalore”, not only has a bag of promises for Bangaloreans, but also lists out achievements of the party when H.D. Deve Gowda and H.D. Kumaraswamy were at the helm of affairs in the State.
The party has proposed a waste management authority to tackle the garbage crisis that attained gargantuan proportions in the recent past and it has listed measures for reducing garbage, collection and processing.
Among others, it has promised to implement Dr. Kasturirangan Committee report on urban governance, creation of metropolitan planning committee, bolstering the public transport system, including extension of Namma Metro to newer areas and creation of arterial road development authority.
On the issue of women’s safety, the party promises recruitment of women constables and sub-inspectors, introduce women taxi services with women drivers, setting up hostels for women in distress and establishment of all-women police stations for every two BBMP wards.
The party has also promised to bring in transparency in land transactions and introduce reforms to place land transaction details in the public domain. All cases of denotification will have to be examined by a committee headed by the Chief Secretary and will have to be approved by the Cabinet, the manifesto said.