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Bangalore Corporation Elections Set For Feb 2021

While the date for the elections to the Bangalore City Corporation is yet to be set, some corporators continue to work for their wards even if they are not technically in office.


UPDATE: Bangalore, 13 May 2023: The completion of the state assembly elections ought to pave the way for the BBMP elections to be scheduled for Bangalore. There have been a number of false starts but we can expect announcements on this in due course. Watch this space for updates. (Read Bangalore City MLAs for updates on the state elections held on 13 May 2023 where the Congress leads, delivering a decisive defeat to the incumbent paty.)

UPDATE: Bangalore, 24 November, 2022 - The BBMP elections have been mandated to complete by 31st December, 2022. The Karnataka High Court has directed that the elections should be completed in all 198 wards.

But will it happen as per the directive? Some in the opposition are not confident it will. Speaking to Explocity, Cynthia Stephen—an AAP hopeful for the Kacharakanahalli area—said, “(The reason there is a delay is because) BJP is not confident of winning. They’ve muddied their pitch so badly that their intel says they won’t do well. Another reason could be that they want to clear the pitch for AAP. They’re using their power to the maximum. Like how the MCD elections were announced soon after the Gujarat elections.”

But how exactly would the BJP—the ruling party—benefit by delaying the BBMP elections? She explained, “Now that Narendra Modi has visited the city, they were going on about how many thousand crores has come to Karnataka and Bangalore. They are just making time. The BJP are not good at ground level governance. Economic and social peace is not their forte. They think money is everything like they did in UP by giving rations. They will be willing to get some black sheep to sell their soul. They are undermining the democratic systems. The country becomes more federalised. But people are catching on to their plan.”

Stephen believes that the AAP has good chances. “We’ve been working for almost three years without a break so definitely there will be a decent showing. We’re not just looking at BBMP but MLA also. Assembly candidates are working on the ground. AAP will become one of the most important parties in Bangalore.”

The BBMP press office confirmed to Explocity that they have no update from the government.

Meanwhile, the preparation for the elections has begun. Here is the updated electoral rolls: https://site.bbmp.gov.in/election.html

UPDATE: Bangalore, 01 March 2021 - The decision of the Supreme Court on the holding of the BBMP elections (in terms of the order staying the decision of the Karnataka High Court) is expected by March 15, 2021.

UPDATE: Bangalore, 20 December 2020 - The Supreme Court has stayed the Karnakata High Court order for the BBMP to hold elections.

Issue notice. Until further orders, there shall be a stay of operation of the impugned judgment(s) and order(s) passed by the Karnataka High Court”, an order passed by a bench headed by the Chief Justice of India stated.

The issue: There are presently 198 wards in Bangalore. The government wants to increase this to 243 — covered in the Karnataka Municipal Corporation Third Amendment Act 2020. But the High Court had ordered the state to hold elections expeditiously without waiting for the

Soon there will be elections to the Bangalore city corporations and we will all get new corporators. The elections have been called even though the date of the elections has not yet been set, but the courts have ordered the elections to be held in Feb 2021. In part, ostensibly, in the reason for this decision was included the state election commission submission that waiting for the new BBMP Bill to take shape (prearing the ward reservation list and electoral rolls could take a year longer.)

Bangalore 05 December, 2020

As the city grows, people become increasingly focused on their neighbourhoods. The local economy and infrastructure are important as neighbourhoods become little cities in themselves. And for this reason, never before has it been so important to know who your local corporator is.

The constution recognises the importance of local governance. Here's an extract from the 74th Amendment.

“Local Government, that is to say, the constitution and powers of municipal corporations, improvement trusts, district boards, mining settlement authorities and other local authorities for the purpose of local self-government or village administration.” – The Constitution (74th Amendment) Act, 1992. 

We reproduce — in the table below — a list of the corporators in the 198 wards who held office till September 2020, when their term ended. Their responsibilities have been taken over by the bureacracy but that's not material until elections are held.

Now that elections have been planned, there will be a new owl of corporators elected to take care of neighourhoods.

Explocity will keep an eye on things and bring you updates. (Subscribe to our upcoming newsletter — at the bottom of this page — so we can alert you when a new story goes up.)

First, what does a corporator do?

There are 198 wards, each with their own Corporator elected by you. That's right, you.

Their responsibility is to narrow-focus the work of the Municipal Corporation (the BBMP), and address local civic problems and also they are in charge of spending the funds for the development of their ward.

So they are responsible for your every safety and comfort. A good corporator will efficiently coordinate the utilities (like the electrity company), the garbage collectors, the road works people, the police — practically everyone who touches your life as a citizen in one way or other.

Here's a list of their responsibilties.

  • Supply of drinking water
  • Maintaining roads
  • Making sure street lights work
  • Development & maintenance of open places like
    • public areas like parks / playgrounds / bus stands / libraries / reading rooms / community centers / crematoriums / burial grounds etc
    • Primary Health Centers
    • Municipal Corporation schools
  • Administration and supervision of registration of births and deaths
  • Development & maintenance of lakes & stormwater drains
  • Naming streets and numbering houses
  • Development & maintenance of night shelters, destitute homes etc.
  • Maintenance of hygienic and pollution-free environment
  • Housing for low-income groups and maintenance of corporation guest houses
  • Organising public receptions, public exhibitions & public entertainment
  • Provision of transport facilities with the municipality
  • Promotion of welfare of municipal employees, Safai Karmacharis
  • Garbage clearance
  • Raise & resolve issues of grant of trade licenses, plan sanctions, unauthorised constructions, revenue collection etc
  • Administer & supervise public welfare schemes for citizens in the ward
  • Coordinate with various civic agencies (BESCOM, BSNL, BWSSB, BMTC, BMRCL, BCP, BDA, LDA) to provide civic amenities to citizens

It's a wishlist of everything you want someone to take care of for you. And you have the right to hold your corporator to account for this. There are regular meetings in which you can, and should, participate but more on that next time.

    Of late corporators have become increasingly visible and equally, residents of neighbourhoods find themselves interacting more with them, and expecting more of them than they would say, an MLA of the state or a Member of Parliament.

    We predict that their importance in local governance will grow and for that reason, there will be more of a fight in the elections than previously.

    Explocity would like to say that it is in the best interest of everyone if these corporators are elected on merit and not by political affiliation. While it might not be practical in a starewide or national sense to feel a personal connection with the elected representative, a corporator is different. It is possible to get very granular in knowing these people. They live in the neighbourhood (or ought to). They know where you live and that you have pets and that you have schoolgoing kids. They know the cops in the ares and the water suppy and electricity guy. They know the garbage people and can step in if someone's giving you a hard time.

    All this only if you know this person as well as you would like them to know you. And be of help to them in some practical way.

    Abdul Wajid of Manorayanapalya
    Abdul Wajid, Corporator, Ward 33

    One example of the closeness of the relationship is that the Congress party for one, has advised its corporators to continue to be of service to their wards even if technically they no longer have the job. such as Hanna Bhuvaneshwari in the Cooke Town area, according to some residents of that neighborhood.

    (For the record, Ms Bhuvaneshwari politely declined to be interviewed for this article as she said it is their policy to wait for the elections.)

    She is not the only corporator with close ties to their wards. There are other similar examples.

    Hanna Bhuvaneshwari, Corporator, Ward 59

    Here is a list of corporators that held office until their term ended in September 2020. We will refresh this list after the election resutls are known.

    List of Bangalore corporators

    WardWard NoConstituencyC No*NameParty
    Kempegowda1Yelahanka150Chandramma KempegowdaBJP
    Choudeshwari2Yelahanka150Padmavati AmarnathINC
    Attur3Yelahanka150Nethra Pallavi MBJP
    Yelahanka sub division4Yelahanka150Sathish MBJP
    Jakkur5Byatarayanapura152Munindra Kumar K ABJP
    Thanisandra6Byatarayanapura152Mamatha K MINC
    Byatarayanapura7Byatarayanapura152P V ManjunathINC
    Kodigehalli8Byatarayanapura152Chethan K MINC
    Vidyaranyapura9Byatarayanapura152Kusuma HBJP
    Doddabommasandra10Byatarayanapura152Jayalakshamamma PillappaBJP
    Kuvempu Nagar11Byatarayanapura152V V Pratibha RajanINC
    Shettihalli12Dasarahalli155Nagabhushan KINC
    Mallasandra13Dasarahalli155Lokesh NBJP
    Bagalkunte14Dasarahalli155Narasimha NayakBJP
    T Dasarahalli15Dasarahalli155Umadevi NagarajBJP
    Jalahalli16R.R Nagar154J N Srinivas MurthyINC
    J P Garden17R.R Nagar154Mamtha K B VasudevBJP
    Radha Krishna temple18Hebbal158M AnandJD(S)
    Sanjaya Nagar19Hebbal158Indira GBJP
    Ganga Nagar20Hebbal158Prameela MBJP
    Hebbal21Hebbal158Anand KumarINC
    Vishwanatha Nagehalli22Hebbal158Rajashekharan NJD(S)
    Nagavara23Sarvagna Nagar160Irshaad BegumINC
    H B R Layout24Sarvagna Nagar160P AnandINC
    Horamavu25K.R Puram151Radhamma VenkateshINC
    Ramamurthy Nagar26K.R Puram151Padmavathi SrinivasBJP
    Banaswadi27Sarvagna Nagar160A Kodanda ReddyBJP
    Kammanahalli28Sarvagna Nagar160D MunilakshmammaBJP
    Kacharakanahalli29Sarvagna Nagar160Padmanabh ReddyBJP
    Kadugondanahalli30Sarvagna Nagar160Nousheer AhmedINC
    Kushaal Nagar31Pulikeshi Nagar159Umme SalmaJD(S)
    Kavalbyrasandra32Pulikeshi Nagar159Netra NarayanJD(S)
    Manorayanapalya33Hebbal158Abdul WajidINC
    Gangenahalli34Hebbal158M NagarajaBJP
    Aramane Nagar35Malleshwaram157Sumangala BBJP
    Mathikere36Malleshwaram157Jayaprakash M CBJP
    Yashwanthpura37R.R Nagar154G K VenkateshINC
    H M T Ward38R.R Nagar154Asha SureshINC
    Doddabidirekallu40Yeshwantpur153Vasudeva SINC
    Peenya Industrial Area41Dasarahalli155Lalitha Thimananjaiah K L RINC
    Lakshmidevi Nagara42R.R Nagar154M Velu NayakarINC
    Nandini Layout43Mahalakshmi Layout156K V Rajendra KumarBJP
    Marappana Palya44Mahalakshmi Layout156Mahadev MJD(S)
    Malleshwaram45Malleshwaram157N JayapalaBJP
    Jayachamarajendra Nagar46Hebbal158Ganesh Rao ManeBJP
    Devarajeevanahalli47Pulikeshi Nagar159R Sampath RajINC
    Muneshwara Nagar48Pulikeshi Nagar159Syed SazidaINC
    Lingarajapura49Sarvagna Nagar160Lavanya Ganesh ReddyINC
    Benniganahalli50C.V Raman Nagar161MeenakshiINC
    Vijinapura51K.R Puram151S RajuBJP
    K R Puram52K.R Puram151K PoornimaBJP
    Basavanapura53K.R Puram151B N JayaprakashINC
    Hoodi54Mahadeva Pura174Hariprasad A CINC
    Devasandra55K.R Puram151M N SrikanthINC
    A Narayanpura56K.R Puram151V SureshINC
    C V Raman Nagar57C.V Raman Nagar161Arun RaviBJP
    New Thippasandra58C.V Raman Nagar161Shilpa AbhilashaINC
    Maruthi Seva Nagar59Sarvagna Nagar160Hanna BhuvaneshwariINC
    Sagayapuram60Pulikeshi Nagar159PalaniammalINDP
    S K Garden61Pulikeshi Nagar159Mohd Zameer ShahINC
    Ramaswamy Palya62Shivaji Nagar162Netravathi KrishnegowdaINC
    Jayamahal63Shivaji Nagar162M K GunashekarINC
    Rajmahal Guttahalli64Malleshwaram157Hemalatha Sathish SethBJP
    Kadu Malleshwaram65Malleshwaram157G Manjunath RajuBJP
    Subramanya Nagar66Malleshwaram157H ManjunathINC
    Nagapura67Mahalakshmi Layout156B BhadregowdaJD(S)
    Mahalakshmipuram68Mahalakshmi Layout156S KeshavmurthyINC
    Laggere69R.R Nagar154Manjula NarayanaswamyJD(S)
    Rajagopalanagar70Dasarahalli155Padmavathi NarasimhamurthyJD(S)
    Heggenahalli71Dasarahalli155Bhagyamma KrishnayaBJP
    Kottigepalya73R.R Nagar154G Mohan KumarINC
    Shakthi Ganapathi Nagar74Mahalakshmi Layout156Gangamma RajannaJD(S)
    Shankaramatt75Mahalakshmi Layout156M ShivarajuINC
    Gayithri Nagar76Malleshwaram157Chandrakala Girish LekannaINC
    Dattatreya Temple77Gandhi Nagar164R S SathyanarayanaINC
    Pulakeshinagar78Pulikeshi Nagar159Abdul Rakeeb ZakirINC
    Sarvajna Nagar79C.V Raman Nagar161Shashirekha MukundBJP
    Hoysala Nagar80C.V Raman Nagar161Anand Kumar SINDP
    Vignana Nagar81K.R Puram151S G NagarajINC
    Garudachar Palya82Mahadeva Pura174B N Nithish PurushothamINC
    Kadugodi83Mahadeva Pura174S MuniswamyBJP
    Hagaduru84Mahadeva Pura174S Uday KumarINC
    Doddanekundi85Mahadeva Pura174Shwetha VijaykumarBJP
    Marathhalli86Mahadeva Pura174RameshINDP
    H.A.L Airport87K.R Puram151N ManjunathINC
    Jeevan Bheema Nagar88C.V Raman Nagar161Veena KumariBJP
    Jogupalya89Shanthi Nagar163M Gowtham KumarBJP
    Halsoor90Shivaji Nagar162Mamatha SaravanaINDP
    Bharathi Nagar91Shivaji Nagar162Shakeel AhmadINC
    Shivaji Nagar92Shivaji Nagar162Fareeda IshtiaqINC
    Vasanthnagar93Shivaji Nagar162S Sampath KumarBJP
    Gandhinagar94Gandhi Nagar164R J Latha Kuwar RathodINC
    Subhash Nagar95Gandhi Nagar164L GovindarajuINC
    Okalipuram96Gandhi Nagar164V Shiva PrakashBJP
    Dayananda Nagar97Rajaji Nagar165Kumari PalanikanthBJP
    Prakash Nagar98Rajaji Nagar165Padmavathi GINC
    Rajaji Nagar99Rajaji Nagar165G. KrishnamurthyINC
    Basaveshwaranagar100Rajaji Nagar165Umavathi PadmarajBJP
    Kamakshipalya101Rajaji Nagar165Pratima RBJP
    Vrushabhavathi Nagar102Mahalakshmi Layout156Hemalatha GopalaiahJD(S)
    Kaveripura103Govindaraja Nagar166Pallavi CJD(S)
    Govindarajanagar104Govindaraja Nagar166Umesh Shetty KBJP
    Agrahara Dasarahalli105Govindaraja Nagar166Shilpa G SridharBJP
    Dr. Rajkumar Ward106Govindaraja Nagar166Roopa RINC
    Shiva Nagar107Rajaji Nagar165Manjula VijaykumarINC
    Ramamandira Ward108Rajaji Nagar165Deepa NageshBJP
    Chikpete109Gandhi Nagar164Leela ShivakumarBJP
    Samapangirama Nagar110Shivaji Nagar162R Vasanth KumarINC
    Shantala Nagar111Shanthi Nagar163M B DwarakanathBJP
    Dommalur112Shanthi Nagar163LakshminarayanINDP
    Konena Agrahara113C.V Raman Nagar161Chandrappa ReddyINDP
    Agaram114Shanthi Nagar163Bhavya NBJP
    Vannarpete115Shanthi Nagar163K ShivakumarBJP
    Neelasandra116Shanthi Nagar163Balakrishnan GINC
    Shathinagar117Shanthi Nagar163P SowmyaINC
    Sudham Nagar118Chickpet169R V YuvarajINC
    Dharmaraya Swamy Temple Ward119Chickpet169Prathibha DhanarajBJP
    Cottonpet120Gandhi Nagar164D PramodINC
    Binnypet121Gandhi Nagar164AishwaryaINC
    Kempapura Agrahara122Vijay Nagar167Gayathri MINDP
    Vijaynagara123Vijay Nagar167Srilatha GopinathrajuBJP
    Hosahalli124Vijay Nagar167Mahalakshmi H RavindraBJP
    Marenahalli125Govindaraja Nagar166Madhukumari VageeshBJP
    Maruthi Mandira Ward126Govindaraja Nagar166N ShanthakumariBJP
    Moodalapalya127Govindaraja Nagar166Dase Gowda CBJP
    Nagarbhavi128Govindaraja Nagar166Mohan KumarBJP
    Gnanabharathi Ward129R.R Nagar154Tejaswini SitaramaiahBJP
    Nayandahalli131Govindaraja Nagar166Savitha V KrishnaINC
    Attiguppe132Vijay Nagar167S RajuBJP
    Hampi Nagar133Vijay Nagar167Anand C HosurBJP
    Bapuji Nagar134Vijay Nagar167Azmal BeigINC
    Padarayanapura135Chamrajpet168Imran PashaJD(S)
    Jagajeevan Ramnagar136Chamrajpet168Seema Althaf KhanINC
    Rayapuram137Chamrajpet168Shashikala KeshavBJP
    Chalavadi Palya138Chamrajpet168Rekha KadireshBJP
    K.R Market139Chamrajpet168Nazima KhanamJD(S)
    Chamarajpete140Chamrajpet168G Kokila ChandrashekharINC
    Azad Nagar141Chamrajpet168SujathaINC
    Sunkenahalli142Chickpet169D N RameshBJP
    Vishweshwarapuram143Chickpet169Vani V RaoBJP
    Siddapura144Chickpet169Muzahid PashaSDPI
    Hombegowda Nagar145Chickpet169D ChandrappaINC
    Lakkasandra146Btm Layout172P SaralaBJP
    Adugodi147Btm Layout172ManjulaINC
    Ejeepura148Btm Layout172T RamachandraINC
    Varthur149Mahadeva Pura174Puspha Manjunath B MBJP
    Bellandur150Mahadeva Pura174Asha SureshBJP
    Koramangala151Btm Layout172M ChandrappaINC
    Suddugunte Palya152Btm Layout172G ManjunathINC
    Basavanagudi154Basavanagudi170B S SathyanarayanaBJP
    Hanumathnagar155Basavanagudi170Kempegowda ABJP
    Srinagar156Basavanagudi170J M Savitha Mayanna GowdaBJP
    Gali Anjaneya Temple157Vijay Nagar167Uma NINC
    Deepanjali Nagar158Vijay Nagar167Anupama DharmapalBJP
    Kengeri159Yeshwantpur153V V SatyanarayaBJP
    Rajarajeshwari Nagar160R.R Nagar154Nalini M ManjuBJP
    Hosakerehalli161Padmanabha Nagar171Rajeshwarai CholarajBJP
    Girinagar162Basavanagudi170A V Nandini Vijay VittalBJP
    Vidya Peeta164Basavanagudi170M ShamalaBJP
    Ganesh Mandira165Padmanabha Nagar171D H LakshmiBJP
    Karisandra166Padmanabha Nagar171Yashoda LakshmikanthBJP
    Yadiyur167Padmanabha Nagar171Poornima RameshBJP
    Pattabhirama Nagar168Jaya Nagar173H C Nagarathna MurthyBJP
    Byrasandra169Jaya Nagar173N NagarajuBJP
    Jayanagar East170Jaya Nagar173R Govinda NaiduBJP
    Guruppanapalya171Jaya Nagar173Mohammad Rizwan NavabINC
    Madiwala172Btm Layout172B N Manjunath ReddyINC
    Chikkasandra173Btm Layout172SaraswathammaBJP
    H.S.R. Layout174Bommanahalli175Gurumurthy ReddyBJP
    Bommanahalli175Bommanahalli175C R Rajmohan RajuBJP
    B.T.M.Layout176B.T.M. Layout172K DevadasJD(S)
    J.P Nagar177Jaya Nagar173K N Lakshmi NatarajBJP
    Sarakki178Jaya Nagar173Deepika L Manjunatha ReddyBJP
    Shakambari Nagar179Jaya Nagar173M MalathiBJP
    Banashankari Temple180Padmanabha Nagar171S Ansar PashaINC
    Kumaraswamy Layout181Padmanabha Nagar171L SrinivasBJP
    Padmanabhanagar182Padmanabha Nagar171L Shobha AnjanappaBJP
    Chikkakallasandra183Padmanabha Nagar171Supriya ShekharBJP
    Uttarahalli184Bangalore South176HanumantaiahBJP
    Yalachenahalli185Bangalore South176V BalakrishnaBJP
    Jaraganahalli186Bommanahalli175B M Shobha MuniramBJP
    Puttenahalli187Bommanahalli175R Prabhavati RameshBJP
    Bilekahalli188Bommanahalli175K Narayan RajuBJP
    Hongasandra189Bommanahalli175Bharathi RamachandraBJP
    Mangammana Palya190Bommanahalli175Shobha Jagadish GowdaINC
    Singasandra191Bangalore South176V ShanthaBJP
    Begur192Bangalore South176M AnjinappaINC
    Arakere193Bommanahalli175Bhagyalakshmi MuraliBJP
    Gottigere194Bangalore South176Lalitha T NarayanBJP
    Konanakunte195Bangalore South176Shashirekha JayaramBJP
    Anajanapura196Bangalore South176K SomashekharBJP
    Vasanthapura197Bangalore South176Shobha GowdaINC
    Hemmigepura198Yeshwantpur153Arya SrinivasINC

    Note: This info was collected from various public sources and we take no responsibility for its veracity. Please check all details.

    * - Constituency number (to help you find your wsy to the polls.)



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