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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 

How BNP Was Born

In September 2019, a group of honest and well-meaning citizens of Bengaluru came together to launch the BNP in September 2019

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What sets the BNP Apart?

Team BNP

Srikanth Narasimhan

General Secretary

MBA (IIM-B), Founder of Bangalore Apartments’ Federation (BAF), Has forced government policy changes by rallying more than...

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R. Balasubramanian

Governing Council Member

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Subbu Hegde

Governing Council Member

Retired Professional, Founder – Federation of Villa Communities, United hundreds of villa complexes into one socially responsible...

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Ramanujam Sridhar

Governing Council Member

A postgraduate in Management from IIM Bangalore Ramanujam Sridhar is a communication consultant, author, columnist, teacher, trainer,...

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Srinivas Reddy

Governing Council Member

Entrepreneur, Core Member of Whitefield Rising, Brought together thousands of citizens to take responsibility of maintaining their...

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Prathap Rao

Governing Council Member

IAF Pilot, Founder of Pothole Raja, Fixed 1000s of potholes in Bengaluru

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Siddharth Raja

Governing Council Member & Legal Counsel

Lawyer, Founder of Saakshya Law, Has filed several PILs on issues of public importance

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Dr. Ananth Kodavasal

Advisor

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Dr. Hariharan Chandrasekaran

Advisor

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Lalithamba BV

BNP Head of Campaigns

Techie, Co-founder of Hasiru Mitra, Has rejuvenated lakes and beautified neighborhoods.

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Rishvanjas Raghavan

Head of Nava Yuva, Media & Fundraising

Studied Public Policy at NLSIU, Worked as an Associate with several MPs and Union Ministers across parties.

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Poongothai Mahesh

Head of BNP Ward Initiation (B-WIN)

A Homemaker, Poongothai plays a key role in her residential community, South Avenue Layout RWA. She successfully...

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Chitra Lancelot

Founder, Concerns Universe Foundation

Social Worker, Founder of Concerns Universe Foundation, Has created livelihoods for thousands of slum dwellers and championed...

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Benazeer Baig

Founder Secretary, Raza Trust

Founded informally in 1994 to assist the child labors working in a small locality, RAZA educational and...

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Srikanth Narasimhan

General Secretary

MBA (IIM-B), Founder of Bangalore Apartments’ Federation (BAF), Has forced government policy changes by rallying more than...

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Subbu Hegde

Treasurer

Subbu Hegde is the President of Federation of villa Community Associations of Bangalore. The federation has given...

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Lalithamba BV

Head of Campaigns

Engineer, Co-founder of Hasiru Mitra, Has rejuvenated lakes and beautified neighbourhoods.

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Rishvanjas Raghavan

Head of Media / Fund Raising & Youth Wing

Studied Public Policy at NLSIU, Worked as an Associate with several MPs and Union Ministers across parties

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Poongothai Mahesh

Head of BNP Ward Initiation

(BNP Head Of Ward Initiatives) A Homemaker, Poongothai plays a key role in her residential community, South...

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Dr. Sowmya Raghavan

Head of Research

Scientist (Ph.D.  from IISc), Member of SWMRT, Involved in driving SWM initiatives in the city for over...

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Sanjay Mehrotra

Head of Analytics

Engineer, Ex-CTO of Airtel.  Has been delivering large scale analytics projects including the phenomenal task of bringing...

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Siddharth Raja

Legal Counsel

Has filed several PILs on issues of public importance

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Shraddha Prabhu Kumar

Head of Content

As an active citizen of her ward, Shraddha has been instrumental in solving several civic issues within...

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Lata Sri

Head of Membership Interface

Homemaker and Kannada Language teacher. She has contributed to her residential community as an office bearer and...

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Gururaj V

Head of Finance

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Satish Thimmegowda

Head of Accounting

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Anna Davis

Zonal Leader Mahadevapura

Member since the inception of BNP in 2019. Currently Secretary of her RWA. Participated in Surakshita Bengaluru...

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Siddartha Shetty

Zonal Leader Padmanabha Nagar

Working presently as Vice President of a hospital. Have been a social worker helping people with regards...

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Subhashini Menon

Zonal Leader KR Puram

I Subhashini Ravi Menon have been a resident of Namma Bengaluru for about 24 years. I am...

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Kesari Prasad

Zonal Leader Kanakapura Road

I am the BNP Zonal Co-Ordinator for Kanakapura Road Zone. I have been President of my Apartment...

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Subhash Chandra

Zonal Leader Chickpet

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Pranav Rao

Outreach Manager

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Sandhiya

Admin Coordinator

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Puneet, Abhishek, Meghana

Fundraising Team

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Ramya

Social Media Team

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Margaret

Telecalling Coordinator

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WHAT DEFINES BNP?

BNP’s Vision

Make Bengaluru a Model City as envisioned by Bengaluru’s founder, Nadaprabhu Kempe Gowda!

BNP’s Ideology

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

BNP’s Principles

– 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.

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