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RJs Want Shah Rukh to Dance in Front of Bengaluru’s Burning Lakes!

Bengaluru’s top RJs have found a unique way to voice the city’s demands, before the Karnataka election in May.

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Tujhe dekha toh yeh jaana, sanam...

We’ve seen Shah Rukh Khan dancing with his arms wide open, in front of sunflower fields. Why not in front of a frothy lake that catches fire every now and then? Tujhe dekha toh yeh jaana sanam, with Bellandur lake in the background! That would be awesome – because it’s slowly becoming a world tourist attraction.
RJ Sriram Sullia
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Before you think RJ Sriram has had a drink too many, here’s the clarification. The Quint asked some of Bengaluru’s top RJs to dedicate songs to the city’s biggest election issues. Tujhe dekha toh yeh jaana, sanam was RJ Sriram’s way of telling us: “LOOK AT OUR LAKES! They’re frothing, foaming and on fire!”

Elections On Air

On the voters’ frequency.
(Image: Ashish Maccune/The Quint)
When they’re not talking to you, they’re listening to you. So who better than the city’s RJs to talk about the issues facing Bengaluru as they prepare to vote in the Karnataka Assembly elections on on 12 May?
Meet Niki, Sriram and Jassi – three of Bengaluru’s top RJs!
(Photo: Altered by The Quint)

First up, ‘Mann Ka Radio’ – dedicate a hit song for a flop show in Bengaluru.

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Potholes Ki Aadat

‘Nuff said.
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This is for the potholes in namma Bengaluru. We are sick of the potholes, we don’t want any more road accidents because of them. So here goes the song dedication!
RJ Jassi
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Always Traff*cked

Just Bengaluru traffic things.
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Aye bhai, zara dekh ke chalo - aage hi nahi, peeche bhi, daaye hi nahi, baaye bhi, har jagah traffic!
RJ Niki
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What Bengaluru Demands

Next up, what is the one thing you want the next government to do?
More streetlights! On some nights, after I finish my show at midnight and step out of the office, I feel really scared. Women’s safety is an issue we need to give more attention to. Everybody knows about the New Year’s Eve mass molestation incident. After that, people really started asking, “Oh, is Bangalore really safe?” People would say, “I don’t allow my girl to go out after 7 because our street is so dark.”
RJ Jassi
The incidents of mass molestation on 31 December 2016 in Bengaluru sparked outrage across the country.
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Reduce Pressure on Bengaluru, Maybe?

Yes, traffic is very much of an urban problem in Bengaluru. But it raises the question of smart cities. Why are we concentrating development only in one particular city? Why not have mixed development across the entire state of Karnataka? More smart cities in the state would mean lesser pressure on Bengaluru, right?
RJ Sriram
“Why just Bengaluru?”
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But First, Vote Maadi!

But for any of these changes to happen, you need to go out and vote first! Presenting the Karnataka election jingle – Vote Maadi.
Ee sala vote namde, guru!
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Don't worry, macha
Candidate dhoondo sachha
If you don't go and vote
Kaise Bangalore banega saccha?
Vote Maadi, Vote Maadi
Ee sala cup namde guru!
Macha, ee sala vote namde, guru!

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