Bangalore, April 1 2018: In a canny move, the Bharatiya Janatha Party which is taking on the incumbent Congress Part in next months elections in Karnataka state, is seeking suggestions from the vibrant infotech community in the city before crafting its election manifesto.
In a well attended event in a city hotel, Arvind Limbavali, the sitting member of the legislative assembly for the Mahadevpura constituency ( which includes the IT cluster of Whitefield), enabled IT honchos to meet and interact with union IT minister Ravishankar Prasad in a lively hour long session.
In his invitation, Limbavali promised: "The expectations of the IT industry from the state Govt and other issues that should go in to the making of the BJP manifesto for Karnataka will be the focus of discussion.Your suggestions will serve as a valuable feedback in framing good Policies which would bring in a sustainable development of the IT Sector in Karnataka.".
Minister Prasad provided an overview of Digital India initiatives before fielding questions. Mostly taken for granted by city planners, IT professionals seized the opportunity to share their experiences of and expectations from India's Silicon City.