Hebbal by-poll: Candidates present their vision for the constituency

Hebbal by-poll: Candidates present their vision for the constituency

Submitted by Editor on Sun, 2016-02-07 18:10 Bengaluru: Candidates contesting for upcoming Hebbal by-polls laid out their plans for the development of the constituency at an interactive session organised by B.Pac and Citizens For Sustainability (CiFoS) on Saturday at Raghothaman Memorial Hall.Speaking before vociferous supporters, CK Abdul Rehman Sharief from the Congress said his priority would be water, roads, and street lights. “Hebbal constituency could be claimed as 'Mini India' as it is hosts people from several cultures, religions and people from other states. Since I represent the party ruling the state, I promise better planning and will also deliver on all the promises,” he said.On the other hand, the BJP’s YA Narayana Swamy spoke about the growing disconnect between citizens and their representatives. “I will start a 24/7 call centre for voters so that they stay in touch with their representatives. My second priority will be to install CCTV cameras at several places to preserve law and order,” he said.Several independent candidates also spoke at the session but failed to make an impact as they lacked a coherent vision for the development of the constituency. About 15 candidates from several parties and independent candidates spoke about their focus areas.The event was organised in order to let voters make an informed choice on the voting day. But the novel idea was marred by sloganeering and heckling by the candidates’ supporters. A few in the audience felt that the event could have been better organised, with the candidates themselves expressing their frustration at the organisers over way the session was conducted.The by-poll is scheduled to be held on Feb 13 and about 20 candidates have filed their nominations.The candidates are as follows: Abdul Rehman Sharief (INC), YA Narayana Swamy (BJP), Ismail Sharif Nana JD(S). The independent candidates are: KA Mohan, Dr Manjunath, Nagarathna N, Suprith Kumar Poojari, Hunsur K Chandrashekhar, Anjan Kumar Gowda S, Ambrello D Mello, Tulasappa Dasara, Deepak Rajesh Kuvello, Nagesh S, Pavithra, Munibailappa, BS Manjunath, Vinay Kumar V Naik, P K Villadurai, Syed Asif Bukhari and Syed Khwaja Hyderi.