AB BAS! Campaign for BMC 2012 Elections
AB BAS !!! TO OUR BOMB BLASTS AND TERROR STRIKES !
AB BAS !!! TO POTHOLES ON OUR ROADS !
AB BAS !!! TO OUR UNLIVABLE SLUMS !
AB BAS !!! TO OUR DIRT AND GARBAGE !
AB BAS !!! TO OUR CATTLE TRAINS !
AB BAS !!! TO OUR WASTED HOURS OF COMMUTING !
AB BAS !!! TO NO SCHOOLS FOR OUR STREET KIDS !
AB BAS !!! TO OUR TAXES WITHOUT SERVICES !
AB BAS !!! TO CORRUPTION AND LEAKAGE OF OUR MONEY !
WE SHALL NOT KEEP QUIET ANYMORE ! AB BAS !!! MUMBAI, AB BAS!!!
BMC spends more than 25,000 crores every year. Then there are other state and central govt departments and projects that spend even more. Yet, there is very little to show for it.
Flyovers get built, mostly with huge time and cost overruns. Yet, after the flyovers are ready, the traffic situation is only worse. For maintaining about 2000 kms of our roads, more than 1000 crores are spent by BMC alone every year. Yet we are expected to tolerate and live with the same craters on our roads. The municipal schools and health centres are run poorly with no accountability. We are expected to tolerate and live with dirt and garbage littered all around us. Our property tax rates, which goes entirely to BMC, keeps increasing year on year, but the situation only keeps worsening.
The fundamental root cause of this pathetic situation of Mumbai, is that we the citizens, have no control over the delivery and governance of our basic services - services that are rightfully ours. The ONLY solution is that our wards have to be controlled by us, the citizens. We need to have our voices represented and heard in the ward committee. The ward committee must be empowered to oversee the delivery of local ward services. The ward committee must be provided sufficient budgets in their control to take up local priorities.
Mumbai needs leaders that can galvanize and mobilize our citizens to arise, awake and force the Govt of Maharashtra and BMC to set up truly representative and empowered ward committees.
Important Links related to election campaign :
"Lok Sattta Party's Draft Document of Mumbai Vision" :
"Lok Sattta Party's 10 (Ten) Irrevocable Guarantees to Mumbai Citizen" :