MGP to support 2 candidates in MCC polls

Mysuru: In its bid to improve governance at Mysuru City Corporation, the Mysore Grahakara Parishat () has come forward to support two independent candidates who will be contesting in the which will be held on August 31.
MGP will be supporting T C Tanuja, who will be contesting from Ward No 1 (Hebbal) and Abhiruchi Ganesh who will be contesting from Ward 42 (KG Koppalu).

Before taking a decision to support both the candidates, they were interviewed to verify their background, qualifications, achievements and contribution to the society. Both the candidates signed the citizen manifesto prepared by MGP which contains more than 11 conditions. There are more than 900 members in the MGP.

MGP president S D Saokar said, “The conditions that need to be followed by both the candidates include carrying out the wishes of the electorate of their respective wards, not indulging in corrupt practices such as receiving commissions from contractors and reporting any wrongdoing, ensuring any infrastructure development plan initiated for the city is consistent with the Master Plan of the city and meets the requirements of the future growth of Mysuru, preparing a comprehensive plan for water supply and distribution ward-wise, and ensuring that water meters are installed for every connection, making rain water harvesting compulsory in all new residences, protecting heritage structures, stopping encroachment of parks and lakes, making engineering staff personally responsible for deviation or violation of building bylaws, improving the efficiency of corporation by adopting best practices, ensuring that 50% of the revenues collected during Dasara festivities accrue to corporation and using the same for the improvement and maintenance of the city.”

Abhiruchi Ganesh, who will be contesting from Ward 42 (K G Koppalu), when asked whether he can follow all the 11 conditions put forth by MGP, he said “All the 11 conditions which include rainwater harvesting and carrying out wishes of electorates can be met without any difficulty. With their support it will not be difficult for me to implement them.”

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