A state ridden with corruption, people did come out and vote on May 5.
In Bangalore, Bangalore Political Action Committee (BPAC), a citizen collective came together to endorse candidates who are not corrupt, in an attempt to have "clean" politicians get a chance at governance.
After all, one cannot give up their right to vote, just because corruption exists without a check. Citizens need collectives that come forward and be that check that every government in power needs.
To ensure that when the government gets heady with power, it can remind the very same government that it works for the betterment of its people in the state and the overall good of the nation.
The citizenry, therefore has a larger duty, that only begins when it goes out to vote. Endorsing candidates, helps acknowledge that the candidate did work towards the betterment of her/his constituency. It works like a pat on the back.
These 14 have been endorsed for the work they have done for the public.
Today, we track how these BPAC endorsed politicians fared at the elections. All 14 candidates results' out, it clearly shows that those politicians who have won are from the two major political parties - Congress and BJP. These candidates have had a good run in their respective constituencies.
Here, the results of the BPAC endorsed candidates:
|Dr. Ashwini Mahesh||Bomanhalli||Lok Satta Party||Lost|
|Abdul Azeem||Hebbal||JD (S)||Lost|
|Dr C Ashwathnarayan||Malleshwaram||BJP||Won|
|Dr BK Chandrashekar||Basvangudi||INC||Lost|
|Dinesh Gundu Rao||Gandhinagar||Congress||Won|
|C Krishna Byregowda||Byataranapura||Congress||Won
|Dr Meenakshi Bharath||Malleshwaram||Lok Satta Party||Lost|
|Michael B Fernandes||Sarvagnanagar||Karnataka J P||Lost|
|Dr MRV Prasad||Padmanabhanagar||JD(S)||Lost|
|NL Narendra Babu||Mahalakshmi Layout||Congress||Lost|
|Shanthala Damle||Basvangudi||Lok Satta Party||Lost|
|S Suresh Kumar||Rajajinagar||BJP||Won|
|Dr Tejaswini Gowda||Bangalore South||INC||Lost|
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>5 out of 14 B.PAC Endorsed candidates registers victory</p>— B.PAC (@BPACofficial) <a href="https://twitter.com/BPACofficial/status/332075837765607425">May 8, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
It is often said that the good politicans don't stand a chance in the dirty game that politics is, however, there is a start made, to facilitate politicians who have a corruption-less record.
It will, however, will be really the people's decision to help come up trumps. For now, these candidates need in spite a win or loss need to guarantee that they continue their good work.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>None of <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23BPAC">#BPAC</a> endorsed @<a href="https://twitter.com/loksatta_party">loksatta_party</a> are leading <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23KarnatakaElections">#KarnatakaElections</a> on the contrary fall in to ones with lowest vote shares @<a href="https://twitter.com/bpacofficial">bpacofficial</a></p>— sudheendra (@sudhee26) <a href="https://twitter.com/sudhee26/status/332049461931044864">May 8, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>