Mangaluru: Kavita Sanil elected mayor, aims at making city plastic-free


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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Updated: March 9

Mangaluru, Mar 9: As reported earlier in these columns, Kavita Sanil has been elected mayor of Mangaluru, with Rajaneesh as deputy.

Speaking to reporters later, the new mayor said, "I first entered politics in the year 2002 under the guidance of Janardhan Poojary. I am grateful to the senior leaders and district in-charge minister Ramanath Rai for their support throughout my political journey.

"I am happy to have been elected mayor of Mangaluru, as am looking forward to work together with all the 60 members of the MCC for the completion of all development works in Mangaluru. I am confident of providing good administration," she said.

Briefly outliing her plans as mayor, she said, "Pending taxes need to be collected, and sign boards need to be installed wherever required. It has been my dream to construct a Town Hall at Suratkal and will plan the same. We are adamant about making Mangaluru a plastic-free city and will definitely take concrete measures in this regard.

Kavita is a two-time corporator and has been the chairperson of the MCC standing committee for health.

The post of the mayor this time was reserved to a woman from general category, while that of deputy mayor was reserved for a candidate from schedule tribe category.

Kavita Sanil garnered 38 votes, out of which 35 were from the Congress corporators and three more from MLAs Mohiuddin Bava, J R Lobo and MLC Ivan D'Souza.

Her counterpart Poornima from opposition BJP secured 20 votes.

Rajaneesh was elected deputy mayor unopposed, being the sole candidate for the post.

BJP leaders MP Nalin Kumar Kateel and MLC Capt Ganesh Karnik were absent.

Kavita Sanil and Rajaneesh will be in charge of their posts till March 8, 2018.

Mysuru divisional commissioner Jayanthi was the election commissioner.

Corporators Appi, Nagaveni, Gunashekar, Jayanthi, A C Vinayaraj, Asha D'Silva and Deepak were appointed to the health committee.

Corporators Ashok Shetty, T Praveenchandra Alva, Adbul Rauf, Tilak Raj, Harish Shetty, Kavita and K Mohammed were appointed to the town planning commitee.

Corporators Basheer, Zubaida, Prathibha, Meera, Radhakrishna and Sudhir were appointed to the tax and finance committee.

ADC Kumar and MCC commissioner Nazeer were present.

The new mayor is expected to address the media shortly.

 

Earlier Report: March 8

Kavita Sanil to be Mangaluru's new mayor?

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Mar 8: With less than 12 hours to go for mayor election, sources have said that corporator Kavita Sanil of Congress is most likely to be the city's next mayor.

It is learnt that in an internal election of the Congress held at the party's office here on Wednesday March 8 night, Kavita Sanil won by just one vote.

There are altogether 35 corporators in the Congress, which is the ruling party in the Mangalore City Corporation (MCC).

With the mayor's post reserved for a woman from general category this time, corporators Appi, Kavita Sanil and Pratibha Kulal were in the race. There was keen battle between Kavita and Pratibha, sources said, with Kavita finally getting 17 out of the 35 votes. Pratibha secured 16 votes while Appi could get only one vote, sources said.

Sources also said that Rajaneesh would be the new deputy mayor, a post which has been reserved for a candidate from scheduled tribe category.

The mayoral election will be held on Thursday March 9. The MCC has 35 corporators from Congress, 20 from BJP, 2 from JD(S) and one each from CPI(M), SDPI and an independent.

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar,Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 11 2017

    Dont promise about doing that thing this thing. Since your tenure is only one year whatever possible you do and be practical. We dont need any boasting !

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar,Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 11 2017

    Why these Congress party people are not giving chance to senior Corporators?
    Seniority should also be taken into consideration for mayoral post beside the reservation issue.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Fri, Mar 10 2017

    She should focus more on clean and garbage free city! Get the road sides cleared for free movement of traffic in last lanes and walk-able foot paths for pedestrians, clean bus stand, railway station, clean vegetable and fish market! Plastic free should be an ongoing agenda with some honest efforts and not the main one above burning issues! With strict plastic rule u can only harass small time petty vendors with your thickness gauge shown like rocket technology!
    BJP leaders MP Nalin Kumar Kateel and MLC Capt Ganesh Karnik were absent, fit for only criticizing!! All the best! People are not fools!! Both of them are not seen doing reasonable work for public! Only to butter sensitive agenda!!

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  • SUNNY DSOUZA, MARAKADA MANGALORE

    Fri, Mar 10 2017

    CONGRATULATIONS KAVITHA HARD AFTER SINCERE WORK PAYS BEST LUCK FOR A PROSPEROUS FUTURE

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  • tom cat, mumbai , manglore

    Thu, Mar 9 2017

    Plastic is joke , first see that there are enough toilets for poor, open gutters are spreading dengue and malaria misquotes breed. then run after plastic if you can. Even the previous mayor was after plastic.

    The person elected you , them selves don't know what is open defecation .

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  • Suraj KS, Mangaluru

    Thu, Mar 9 2017

    Congratulation for being selected as Prestigious Mangaluru Mahanagara Palike Mayor. Give a smart governance to make mangaluru very 'smart' :)

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  • J.J.V.Fernandes, Bijai kapikad,mangalore

    Thu, Mar 9 2017

    Congrats and wish you a great success. Along with plastic free Mangalore apply your mind to drainage problem and polloution that causes to well water in Mangalore.

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar,Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 9 2017

    Now onwards she can go daily to beauty parlour !

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 9 2017

    I think from tomorrow onwards MCC staff will start the Rides for few days.

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  • Praveen, Bajpe

    Thu, Mar 9 2017

    Congratulations!!!!!

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  • edgar sylva, Mangalore Bondel

    Thu, Mar 9 2017

    Congratulations on your election as the Mayor. You have been our Councilor for the last few years but regretfully the access road to our Ward 19 property is in a very poor shape and as for the garbage thrown on the roadside in open plastic bags needs to be seen to be believed.
    Common reply from the garbage mini van that comes every alternate day is "new driver".
    ADB water line has been the joke of our area as ONE property owner has usurped the common road and has refused to allow the new pipes to be laid- we are the sufferers though we pay the taxes ( the property owner has been running an unauthorised old age home and gets water, electricity free and now is blackmailing everyone with no proper drinking water.
    Pls Madam Mayor look after this section of your ward.

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  • VK, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 9 2017

    Plastic free, Plastic free .... are there no other problems we have? Yes that is also one of the agenda but there are many more important issues you can look into. Drinking water problem, pavements, parks, traffic woes, sporting venues, revenue collections etc. Do not depend only on grants, collect taxes & revenue dues from everyone irrespective of their background.

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  • Rehna, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 9 2017

    Big promises are made, but no results. Why the concrete road from bondel church to mangalajyoti has come to a standstill. It was promised by you and the Mla Bava.

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  • Vincent Pinto, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 9 2017

    Made for each other to smart city

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 9 2017

    Make Mangaluru great 'Once Again' ...

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 10 2017

    Wait for next assemble elections!

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  • Vasanth kulai, Kuwait

    Thu, Mar 9 2017

    Congrats.......kavita sanil....mangalore new mayor..all the best

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  • Juliet Mascarenhas, Bejai/Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 9 2017

    Congratulations to the newly elected Mayor Kavitha Sanil and deputy Mayor Rajaneesh with confidence that you will do justice to the post elevated.

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  • KRISHNA, mangalore

    Thu, Mar 9 2017

    Mrs Mayor pls try to clean all the Wards (SWATCH MANGALORE)irrespective of Ward Especially Maroli /alape border areas very dirty pls come once and visit these wards

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  • Godwin, Konchady

    Thu, Mar 9 2017

    The road daily the mayor travels itself filled with all building debris. Being a corporation, she didn't initiate to fix it. Hope to fix the garbage issue besides the road to her house. Loads of waste and illegal activities going on near Maryhill helipad area which is just 10 mins walkable distance from her house.

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  • comman, man

    Thu, Mar 9 2017

    Smart city...smart mayor..
    My vote for KAVITA SANIL

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  • comman, man

    Thu, Mar 9 2017

    Smart city...smart mayor..
    My vote for KAVITA SANIL

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  • readerwriter007, pune

    Thu, Mar 9 2017

    This may turn around while the actual voting on 9th right ? It's only internal congress voting which has resulted in this majority. Seeing neck to neck competition by Prathibha , just with 1 difference , it may turn around on 9th...

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  • Gangaram, Moodbidri

    Thu, Mar 9 2017

    Doesnt matter who mayor is.... do good work without curruption........... thats what general public need....

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 9 2017

    My favorite candidate

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  • VK, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 9 2017

    Who was the Mayor before Harinath?

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  • KRISHNA, mangalore

    Thu, Mar 9 2017

    JACINTHA ALFRED before Harinath

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  • VK, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 9 2017

    Thanks for reminding the previous mayor before Harinath. We hardly remember their name. My request to the new Mayor is to become an unforgettable name by doing good job in MCC.

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar,Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 9 2017

    Last time also she missed the opportunity of getting Mayors post. But Jascintha Alfred being senior got the Mayor post because of one vote. Anyway if all goes well Kavita will become Mayor. Congrats in advance and all the best.

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  • Rajesh, Dubai

    Thu, Mar 9 2017

    With the mayor's post reserved for a woman, Rajaneesh would be the new deputy mayor, a post which has been reserved for a candidate from scheduled tribe category.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 9 2017

    Congrats & all the Best ...

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