Shivajinagar was named after the Maratha king Shivaji, as he spent his childhood days here in Bengaluru. Russell Market was built in the 1920s by the British and is now a popular centre for citizens to shop.
With Assembly elections nearing, The Aam Aadmi Party released its manifesto for the constituency of Shivajinagar on 2 May 2023. The problems of the common people have not been solved, says Prakash Nedungadi, the party candidate for Shivajinagar. The promises are modeled on what the AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal is doing. A list of 10 guarantees, ranging from government to farmers, and women to social welfare.
Heritage commission for protection and preservation of city heritage. Shivajinagar is a historical centre of Bengaluru and an important point for the city’s business sector. Citizen-friendly and world class facilities are a priority. The city’s manifesto has promised to host a global shopping festival which will be on par with the Dubai shopping festival.
The other promises include lowering the voting age for local elections to 16. 100% work and 0% commission.
Electricity supply to every household on a daily basis. Guaranteed 12 hours free power for farming. Abolition of large landfill sites. Permanent job for contractual teachers in government schools. Kannada proficiency is a must in government jobs. Rs 1 crore in gratitude for families of police and soldiers killed in the line of duty.
For the wider city of Bengaluru it has promised high quality, pothole-free roads and connectivity across the state, to make the streets pedestrian friendly. BMTC buses to be doubled to 12,000 vehicles. Cycle lanes in the city, railway routes to serve the south of the city. If elected to power, the AAP willrestore the lakes and increase water bodies.