Two small parties, the Karnataka Rashtra Samithi (KRS) and the Bengaluru NavaNirmana Party (BNP) will be contesting elections to the BBMP council this year.
Story so far: Normally, the BBMP’s political space is dominated by major parties such as the BJP, Congress, JD(S) and AAP. Two new parties, proclaiming themselves as ‘political startups’ have entered the race to contest in the BBMP polls this year.
- The KRS has already formed an alliance with JD(U) and the Welfare Party of India to form a corruption-free civic body.
- The BNP aims to rebuild Bengaluru and claims itself to be the first city-centric party, devoid of any ideology.
BPAC carries out training: The Bangalore Political Action Committee (BPAC) consisting of citizens of the city conducts training programmes in order to improve governance in Bengaluru. These training programmes improve the quality of BBMP aspirants, supporting talented individuals who wish to transform the city.