B.PAC releases rating for 27 Bengaluru city MLAs

Ministers and MLAs had different parameters on which grading was undertaken. Eight parameters decided how each MLA performed.

Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC) undertook this study focusing on the 27 Assembly constituencies and today released the rating of the MLAs.

Bangalore city in spite of being progressive city in several segments, voter turnout in the city is the lowest in the past elections. Bengaluru has voted 47.22% and 58.27% respectively during 2008 and 2013 Assembly elections.

B.PAC under it’s Election Habba initiative carried out a range of initiatives/programs.

One Million New Votes (OMNV) campaign
to facilitate new voter registrations
14,830 Registered Forms,
56 Campaigns across residential communities,
Tech campuses and educational institutions
with communities to elicit priority list to works
to be undertake in their neighbourhood
completed. A C​
itizens’ Manifesto for Bengaluru
Leaders of Political Parties
MLA LAD fund utilization study
To engage with city’s elected representatives to
boost people’s participation in governance and
development of their constituencies

Continuing our efforts towards keeping citizens informed and encourage them to participate in the upcoming elections, B.PAC undertook Bengaluru city MLA Rating study. Following are the details of Bengaluru city MLA Rating, 8 Rating parameters & Methodology.


95% and above – 20 Marks
85% to 95% – 16 Marks
75% to 85% – 12 Marks
50% to 75% – 8 Marks
25% to 50% – 4 Marks
25% and below – 0 Marks
Number of Starred Questions Per
Year (15 Marks)
6 Questions and above – 15 Marks
5 Questions – 12 Marks
4 Questions – 9 Marks
3 Questions – 6 Marks
1 to 2 Questions – 3 Marks

Starred Questions related to
Constituency per year (5 Marks)
5 Questions – 5 Marks
4 Questions – 4 Marks
3 Questions – 3 Marks
2 Questions – 2 Marks
1 Question – 1 Mark

30 Questions and above – 5 Marks
25 to 30 – 4 Marks
20 to 25 – 3 Marks
15 to 20 – 2 Marks
1 to 15 – 1 Mark
MLA LAD FUND UTILIZATION 100% and above – 20 Marks
95% to 100% – 16 Marks
90% to 95% – 2 Marks
85% to 90% – 8 Marks
85% and below – 4 Marks
8 and above – 15 Marks
7 – 12 Marks
6 – 9 Marks
5 – 6 Marks
1 to 4 – 3 Marks
Postgraduate – 5 Marks
Graduate – 4 Marks
12th Pass – 2 Marks
10th – 1 Mark
Below 10th – 0 Marks
Negative Marking for Criminal
0 Criminal Cases – 5 Marks
1 Criminal Case – (-1 Marks)
2 Criminal Cases – (-2 Marks)
3 Criminal Cases – (-3 Marks)
More than 3 Criminal Cases – (-5
SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook – Followers (5 Marks)
3 Lakhs and above – 5 Marks
2L to 3L – 4 Marks
1L to 2L – 3 Marks
50K to 1L – 2 Marks
50K and below – 1 Mark
Twitter – Followers (5 Marks)
20K and above – 5 Marks
15K to 20K – 4 Marks
10K to 15K – 3 Marks
5K to 10K – 2 Marks
5K and below – 1 Mark
●Source : Karnataka Legislative Assembly secretariat
●Website: http://www.kla.kar.nic.in/assembly/assembly.htm
●Duration : 2013-2018
●Number of Assembly Sessions :16
●Total number of Days of all Assembly Sessions :232
*Ministers are not scored on this parameter
●Source: Karnataka Legislative Assembly secretariat
●Website: http://www.kla.kar.nic.in/assembly/assembly.htm
●Starred Questions are structured questions from MLAs to particular ministries. These questions are submitted to the Speaker in advance and expect a written answer from the minister/Govt
● Starred Questions Related to Constituency – Those Starred
Questions which have sub questions in which MLAs specify issues
particular to their constituency.
*Ministers are not scored on this parameter
●Source: Karnataka Legislative Assembly secretariat
●Website: http://www.kla.kar.nic.in/assembly/assembly.htm
●Unstarred Questions are the questions MLAs ask in the Sessions
without prior notice. No written answer is expected for Unstarred
*Ministers are not scored on this parameter
● Source: MLA LAD Fund utilization study
● Website: https://politics.bpac.in/mla-lad/
● Data related to 4 years (2013-2017)
● Member of Legislative Assembly Local Area Development is a
scheme that enables each MLA to undertake small developmental
works in his/her constituency through the allocated funds of Rs. 2
crore per year.​ MLA are expected to spend this amount to resolve
priority issue particular to his/her constituency
● Source: ADR-DAKSH survey on voter perception conducted
during Dec 17 – Feb 18
● Website: https://adrindia.org/sites/default/files/Karnataka_2018_Survey_Rep
● Source : Affidavits submitted by MLAs during 2013 nominations
● Website: http://myneta.info/karnataka2013/
● Source: ADR ​Analysis of Criminal Background, Financial,
Education, Gender and other details of MLAs Karnataka Assembly
Elections 2013
● Website:https://adrindia.org/content/karnataka-assembly-elections-2
● Source : Facebook, Twitter
● Number of Likes on Facebook Page of the MLA/Minister
● Number of Followers on MLA/Minister;s Twitter account

Highlights from the study:

● 9 MLAs scored 75% and above
● 10 MLAs scored between 50% to 75%
● 8 MLAs scored below 50%
● Only 1 MLA has 96% attendance in Assembly Session (Dr. C.N. Ashwath Narayan)
● Total 262 Starred Questions and 3356  Unstarred Questions were asked by Bengalurucity MLA’s during 16 Assembly Sessions
● 19 MLAs had zero Criminal Cases whereas 2 MLAs had 4 Criminal Cases each 2
● 18 MLA’s have spent 95% of MLALAD fund allocated and 3 MLA’s have spent 90% to 94%.
● 3 MLAs are Post Graduates, 17 are Graduates, 2 are PUC and 5 are 10 th standard. No MLA is below 10 th standard
● All MLAs are present on Social Media such as Facebook and Twitter.

T.V. Mohandas Pai, Vice President, B.PAC while releasing the MLA rating said: “Continuing B.PAC’s commitment to take information about elected representatives closer to citizens to make informed choices, B.PAC undertook the MLA rating exercise. Now the Citizens of Bengaluru should come out and vote in large numbers on May 12 th elections and elect responsible representatives who will govern the city efficiently during the next five years”.

“This is an analysis of performance against 8 parameters based on data sets available in the public domain with weights given to each parameter based on a methodology developed by B.PAC & ICARE. The analysis aims to bring objectivity into electoral discussions and encourage voters to engage with their respective elected representatives to make an informed choice. This is not to be interpreted as a rating of integrity and quality of work undertaken by MLAs” said Mrs Revathy Ashok, Hon Managing Trustee & CEO, B.PAC.

Individual report card:

[embeddoc url=”https://citizenmatters.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Consolidated-Individual-MLA-Rating-Card.pdf” download=”all”]

Please visit https://politics.bpac.in/mla_rating/ website to know details.

This press note has been forwarded by BPAC and published as is.


  1. A N Venugopal says:

    Surprising that Shri S Raghu MLA is at the bottom. My view we have to bring other parameters – humility, access etc where is far ahead of most of them.
    Citizen vote will be known in next few weeks.
    Most humble and easily accessible is Shri S Raghu

  2. Mrs Lata C Rao says:

    Very surprised that MLA Shri S Raghu is at 36th place. This cannot be, for a person such as Shri Raghu who is one of the most helpful, friendly and pro-active members of our community who has done so much good work for his constituency.

  3. V.Manjunatha says:

    Please give MLA S.Raghu’s performance in all eight parameters

  4. Harini Venkatakrishnan says:

    Iam surprised that Shri S Raghu’s name is at the bottom of the list. He is very approachable and has done and is doing work for his constituency.An able,sincere and effective elected representative who works tirelessly for the community.

  5. Venkata Krishnan says:

    Regarding MLA Raghu, one has to agree with the above positive comments! I actually felt how political representatives must have been immediately after independence – unassyming, accessible and visible in the community!

  6. Ajit - Bangalore says:

    Surprised to see the chorus for MLA Raghu here. His assets where hardly 72L as per the affidavit in 2008 elections and by 2013 that grew to 32 Crores with so many land plots acquired by him. The only development he has done in CV Raman Nagar constituency is displaying his name in big on all block/cross road signs. Yes, he is very much approachable but doesn’t do anything about the real issues. Have approached him on issues like foot over bridge, bus stop waiting shelter etc. He put up one with all BJP leaders picture and his name in the front and soon it was taken out.

    As for the rating, with less than 35% attendance in the assembly and MLA funds inappropriately used, and no relevant questions asked/answered in the assembly, what else do you expect? By the way, I am a voter from his constituency.

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