Some of the most populated areas in Bengaluru, Tannery Road, DJ Halli and Muneshwaranagar wards fall in Pulakeshinagar. From last few decades, the constituency has been neglected when it comes to addressing civic issues like drainage, water supply, health and traffic. This is the precise reason why Congress lost to JD(S) in 2013. Akhanda Srinivas Murthy, who is now in Congress, is a prized catch by the party. The former Congressman and now JD(S) candidate B Prasanna Kumar failed miserably in addressing basic issues here.