Bengaluru: Hundreds of citizens, activists and resident welfare association members interacted with candidates contesting from the Bangalore Central Lok Sabha constituency. The event, 'Citizens Meet Candidates', was organised by B.PAC.
While sitting MP P.C. Mohan gave the event a miss, independent candidate Prakash Raj and Congress-JD(S) candidate Rizwan Arshad took part in the interaction moderated by former IAS officer Jairaj.
Prakash Raj gave an account of his journey from acting to politics, while lamenting that elections are driven by marketing and branding nowadays. He said citizens should know the candidates who are contesting, and stressed that he will continue in politics whether he wins or loses.
Mr Rizwan Arshad said that he does not want to be a conventional MP. "Bengaluru should be the main agenda for development, or else the city will fade away as it is facing a number of issues. Bengaluru boasts of being the IT corridor. But a look into areas of the corridor shows sheer neglect by the elected," he said.