At long last, Bangalore will elect its local government on 28 March 2010. Bangalore People's Forum, a network of progressive voluntary organisations, of which ESG is a part, has come out with a Peoples Manifesto for these elections based on inputs from diverse sectors and after many consultations.
- Download the People's Manifesto put together by Bengaluru Janara Vedike / Bangalore People's Forum:
- Read press release from 15 March 2010: Peoples Manifesto for BBMP election demands genuine devolution and public participation:
"All efforts of Karnataka Government to deny the people of Bangalore their fundamental right to choose their local government has been defeated by landmark decisions of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Karnataka in response to Public Interest Litigations. As a result elections to BBMP will now be held on 28 March 2010..." Read more.
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