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Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike polls: Cong-JDS coalition bags mayor, deputy major posts; BJP scores nil votes

Congress’ Sampath Raj was on Thursday elected the 51st Mayor of Bengaluru and its coalition partner JDS’ Padmavathi Narasimhamurthy, the Deputy Mayor.


By   |  Updated On : September 28, 2017 05:24 PM
 Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike

Bengaluru :  

Congress’ Sampath Raj was on Thursday elected the 51st Mayor of Bengaluru and its coalition partner JDS’ Padmavathi Narasimhamurthy, the Deputy Mayor.

The election was a cakewalk for the Congress-JDS coalition in the city civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike as the opposition BJP, which has a majority of corporators but lacks the numbers in the electoral college, staged a walkout.

Though BJP’s S Muniswamy and Mamatha Vasudeva contested the election to the post of Mayor and Deputy Mayor respectively, they lost badly as they secured nil votes.

The tenure of the Bengaluru Mayor and Deputy Mayor is for 11 months.

Besides the corporators, elected MPs, MLAs and the MLCs too are entitled to vote to elect the mayor and deputy mayor.

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This year, the post of mayor and deputy mayor was reserved for Scheduled Caste and women from General Category, respectively.

Speaking to reporters after the election, Sampath Raj said “We will take people along. We will ensure public participation in governance.”

“I will see to it that the Bengaluru’s infrastructure improves. You will notice the changes happening from today itself.”

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First Published: Thursday, September 28, 2017 05:09 PM

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