BANGALORE: Bangalore Political Action Committee (BPAC), a prominent citizen's group in the city, has endorsed 12 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Those selected are the candidates Congress, BJP, JD(S) and AAP will field in the three constituencies in Bangalore. While some candidates like H N Ananth Kumar, D V Sadananda Gowda, P C Mohan and C Narayanswamy scored high on political experience, Nandan Nilekani, V Balakrishnan, Babu Mathew and Rizwan Arshad scored on ability to bring new ideas, transparency, accountability and good governance. Ruth Manorama, Nandini Alva, Nina P Nayak and Abdul Azeem gained on their focus on women's empowerment, safety and ideas for unleashing creative potential.
BPAC will give Rs 4 lakh per candidate. BPAC's 100 odd volunteers will help them with the campaign at the ground level and the organization will also promote the candidates through social media, radio and TV.