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Mangaluru: Mayoral election in March, frenzied activity begins


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jan 3: The state government published the list of reservation criteria for the posts of mayor and deputy mayor on Monday January 1. Both the posts in the fifth and last term of this five-year cycle in the city corporation here have been set aside for general category. As there are many aspirants from general category, the city corporation is expected to witness frenzied activity henceforth.

The tenure of the current mayor, Kavitha Sanil, and deputy mayor, Rajneesh, will end on March 9, 2018. The election needs to be held and new mayor and the deputy mayor have to be elected before March 10.


Deputy mayor Rajneesh and mayor Kavitha after election last year

All the 35 Congress corporators in the 60-member council are eligible to contest for both the posts. During the current year, the post of the mayor had been reserved for woman candidate from general category and that of the deputy mayor, to scheduled caste.

This time around, the government has announced the eligibility criteria sufficiently in advance unlike in the previous years. This happens to be the last term during the five-year tenure of the council. This being the election year, lot of importance is attached to the mayoral post. Therefore, selection of candidate might be made based on likely electoral gains. Because this is election year, the elected candidates will be busy more with election activities than development.

So far, the selection of candidates during the four years was done by Congress apparently to appease certain castes and religions. This trend might be continued in the coming year too. There is demand to give the post of the mayor to a Muslim candidate this time. The leaders might finalize the candidate based on election calculations.


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  • AnoNymouS, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 4 2018

    The current Madam Mayor should continue as the mayor for the next few terms. She is doing a wonderful job and Mangalore would definitely witness progress if the Mayor continues.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Can Mangluru get another (Black Belt) Kavita Sanil ...

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Kavita Sanil, has done wonderful job. Very efficient lady. She deserves to be the Mayor again.

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Select a candidate like present Mayor Kavitha Sanil and not like a Berchappa (I mean not doing anything)

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  • Anilkumar, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    No one is going to get moved by selecting particular cast person. Select one who works with interest Kavita did. The party will automatically get recognised by good work rather than caste technique.

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  • mahesh, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Kavitha sanil apart from illegally raiding a few massage parlours,as usual attending all places where the press was present.what has she done?
    what happenned to her claim of destroying illegal buildings?
    less said about the deputy mayor the better.Because that person never opened his mouth the full year.

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  • Sachin Shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Appeasement politics will never work...

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  • Oordaye, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Ban caste based reservation.

    However Kavitamma has done good job by showing karate skills,

    Let her continue.

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  • Sujaya, Kudla

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Let Kavita Sanil to continue as Mayor. We need good people, decent, personality, since they are the face of the region.

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  • Mohit, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Mayorol election candidate should be picked up by their background & performanance and not based on caste or religious based. Stop the nonsense of caste, religion based politics. This is India and not Pakistan.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Mrs.Kavita Sanil has performed well and if she is given one more term the city may find lot of good things

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Madam Kavita Sanil let continue as Mayor second term bcos she doing good job .

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  • Raj, Kudla

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Ban caste & religion based reservation. Deserving & sincere candidate must win.

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