BPAC

Such democratic committees set up by Miss Muffet that people dont even know they are on it. !!
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From: Kiran Mazumdar/Corporate/BIOCON <kiran.mazumdar@biocon.com>
Date: Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 8:53 PM
Subject: Re: B.PAC Memoranda to Chief Minister for the improvement of quality of life of citizens of Bangalore City [1 Attachment]
To: “harini.nagendra@gmail.com” <harini.nagendra@gmail.com>
Cc: “forbangalore@bpac.in” <forbangalore@bpac.in>, “hasiruusiru@yahoogroups.com” <hasiruusiru@yahoogroups.com>, “savebangalorelakes@googlegroups.com” <savebangalorelakes@googlegroups.com>, “bellandur-forum@googlegroups.com” <bellandur-forum@googlegroups.com>

You seem to suggest that we are insensitive and uncaring which is far from this view. The reason that your name was included was to give you a voice but since you choose not to be part of this planning forum, we will go by your choice. Regds Kiran
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Dear Kiran
Thank you for the immediate response. My main concern (to repeat) is that those who are most affected by the injustices of development should have a major voice in discussing and preparing solutions. This is difficult in an environment dominated by “expert” solutions, when infact the problem lies with the lack of appropriate process, not the planning. I appreciate the immediate confirmation that you are withdrawing my name from this list.
regards
Harini
On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 8:34 PM, Kiran Mazumdar/Corporate/BIOCON<kiran.mazumdar@biocon.com> wrote:

Dear Harini
I apologize for this recommendation and will withdraw your name from BPAC’s list of suggested names. I am sorry you don’t regard us as an active forum representing civil society. We certainly do not wish to impose on anyone who is opposed to our agenda. Regards, Kiran 

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From: Harini Nagendra harini.nagendra@gmail.com [HasiruUsiru] <HasiruUsiru-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 6:59 PM
Subject: [HasiruUsiru] B.PAC Memoranda to Chief Minister for the improvement of quality of life of citizens of Bangalore City
To: “B.PAC” <forbangalore@bpac.in>, kiran.mazumdar@biocon.com
Cc: hasiru usiru <hasiruusiru@yahoogroups.com>, savebangalorelakes@googlegroups.com, “Forum of Bellandur, BBMP Ward 150” <bellandur-forum@googlegroups.com>

 

Dear Ms. Shaw and other members of the Bangalore Political Action Committee,

I was extremely surprised to see my name on the Metropolitan Planning Committee list proposed by BPAC for the Bangalore region, in your letter of June 21 2014 to the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka. I am not in agreement with the content of your letter, and indeed have several objections to it, in main that
1) I do not agree with the recommendations of the KIG report, thus I cannot but disagree with what is stated in your letter i.e. “We now call for immediate implementation of the recommendations of the KIG Report”
2) I am extremely uneasy with the lack of active civil society involvement or democratic engagement in the recommendations of this report and letter, which advisory committees like the one suggested have the power to exacerbate.
What Bangalore needs is much more active involvement from citizens, communities and civil society, that enables a more level playing field so that those most affected by the injustices of development have a major voice in discussing solutions. I do not see this possibility in proposals such as outlined here.
I am also rather surprised that my name is included in the Metropolitan Committee suggested in this letter – thus giving the impression that I am in agreement with the contents – when in fact I just found this out today when a friend brought it to my attention.
Please do remove my name from this proposed committee.
Sincerely,
Harini Nagendra
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