What is BNP?
Bengaluru Navanirmana Party – a party focussed on Rebuilding Bengaluru
The BNP is a political platform created to give voice to ordinary citizens in the governance of their city. It is a party of, by and for the citizens of Bengaluru. As the world’s first citi-centric party, BNP will contest only the BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike-Bengaluru municipal corporation) elections and not the state or national elections.
BNP is made up of a diverse set of individuals, such as committed civic activists, professionals from various fields, entrepreneurs, home-makers and students, all united by their common love for Bengaluru and their desire to help rebuild the city and revive its former glory.
Why the need for BNP?
BNP can provide knowledge-based solutions
Bengaluru, despite being one of the fastest growing cities of the world, India’s IT hub, as well as the generator of huge revenues for the government, is woefully lacking in infrastructure, amenities and citizen services. This calls for urgent action and an informed, knowledge-based problem-solving approach that BNP seeks to provide.
BBMP lacks accountability, transparency and the will
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the municipal corporation that governs Bengaluru, has been unable to address any of the above issues, due to lack of political will, apathy towards the citizens of Bengaluru and lack of transparency and accountability.
BNP advocates much-needed citizen participation
It is a well known fact, that for local governance to have a positive impact, citizens need to be involved and participate actively in the administrative process. Unfortunately, this awareness is sadly lacking, both in the government and among most citizens.
Rampant squandering of funds needs to stop
Several scams have been detected over the years in fund utilisation and work allocation. Bengaluru city is generally viewed as an inexhaustible resource to be exploited for political or personal advantage. Every year, crores of rupees are collected from its citizens in the form of various taxes, fees and tolls but the funds actually spent
What sets the BNP Apart?
WHAT DEFINES BNP?
Make Bengaluru a Model City as envisioned by Bengaluru’s founder, Nadaprabha Kempe Gowda!
Good Governance is that which is…
–Administered at Grassroot Level
– Transparent and Accountable
– Of, By and For the Citizens
– Focussed on Problem-solving in an Informed, Balanced and Inclusive manner
– Contest ONLY the Bengaluru city (BBMP) elections in a free and fair manner
– Enlist members who are committed and passionate about implementing positive change.
– Choose credible and capable candidates for the BBMP elections.
– Ensure democracy within the party, with no discrimination or polarisation based on gender, religion or caste.