Bangalore Graduate Constituency MLC Election - voter registration


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Only the graduates residing in and around Bangalore and Ramanagara district are eligible to vote. Many dont know about this election and voter registration process. This presentation is made to educate the graduate voters.

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Bangalore Graduate Constituency MLC Election - voter registration

  1. 1. Bengaluru GraduateConstituency Elections 2012 An opportunity to build a bright India
  2. 2. Do you think OUR issues are being represented? Think Again…
  3. 3. Are citizens encouraged to participate? We need Smarter Roads not Widened Roads
  4. 4. Is anyone trying to make our lifeeasier? ‘City, a victim of traffic’
  5. 5. Can we look forward to a better life? Picture of Sankey Road widening and citizens protesting to save trees
  6. 6. Do we feel safe?
  7. 7. Is anyone ever going to hear our voice? Rajya Sabha adjourned abruptly, Lokpal Bill NOT passed
  8. 8. Do WE have an answer?
  9. 9. Introduction  Karnataka is one of 6 Indian states with two legislative chambers: Legislative Assembly and Council.  Legislative Council is State equivalent of Rajya Sabha of the Indian Parliament Vision by Shri Gopalaswami Ayyangar, Drafting Member of the Constitution" An opportunity to seasoned people who may not be in thethickest of political fray, but who will be willing toparticipate.. with an amount of learning and importancewhich we do not ordinarily associate with the House ofPeople"
  10. 10. What does an MLC do? The Member of the Legislative Council (MLC) can:  Introduce a new law/ influence law proposed by others. E.g: Lokpal Bill, Karnataka Lokayukta Amendment  Question the Ministers on their performance E.g: Why has public money not been used properly?  Raise critical issues of concern  Participate in debates, bring new perspectives  Represent the diverse voicesThe functional difference between an MLC and an MLA isthat an MLA also has the power to vote on the budget.  
  11. 11. Graduate ConstituencyArticle 171 of the Indian Constitution prescribes compositionof the Legislative Council as: "one-twelth shall be elected by electorates consisting ofpersons residing in the State who have been for at least threeyears graduates of any university.." Karnataka Legislative Council with 75 seats, has 7 graduate constituency seats. Bangalore Graduate Constituency is the largest, covering Bangalore Urban, Bangalore Rural and Ramnagara District
  12. 12. 21,000 graduatesConstituency Statistics voted Total Graduates=22 lakh l The winning candidate won with only 12,000 votes!! Less than 1% of graduates voted for the winning candidate A company like Infosys, WIPRO alone has 10 times more graduates than this! We can elect a GOOD MLC by increasing graduate voters by only a few percent!
  13. 13. Why graduate constituency?Bengaluru Graduate Constituency MLC  Is the only directly elected representative of entire Bengaluru constituency!  Powers to initiate process of CHANGE for Karnataka  Represents views of GRADUATES of BengaluruVision to elect a competent MLC is WITHIN our reach    The target of increasing voter turnout is definitely ACHIEVABLE  Remember! Voters being graduates CANNOT be easily bought by money and alcohol
  14. 14. Are YOU ready to be the CHANGE
  15. 15. Do you want to get up again tomorrow morning complaining about the citys PROBLEMS?
  16. 16. OR Do you want to sleep satisfied thatyou are contributing to SOLVE them?
  17. 17. Last Year we raised our voiceagainst CorruptionThis Year let us take a significantstep to Clean Politics
  18. 18. So are YOU ready to do your part ??
  19. 19. How can you be part?Step 1: First enroll yourself Step 2: Enroll your family, relative, friends and acquaintances Step 3: Create awareness through discussions, posters, presentations and social media Step 4: Take up enrollment drives in your college, workplace, locality and associations Step 5:  Volunteer with an organization that is working to enlarge voter registration