Mangaluru: City corporation council formation imminent - Mayoral election in a week

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jan 23: Gazette publication about the formation of the new city corporation council here has been made and in all likelihood, election for the posts of new mayor and deputy mayor for Mangaluru may be held in a week from now.

As the post of the mayor has been earmarked for backward class-A category, names of two BJP corporators Jayanand Anchan representing Kadri Padavu ward, and Diwakar representing Cantonment ward, are in the forefront of the race at present.

Election for the corporation council was held on November 13, 2019. For the first time in the history of the city, the BJP had come out victorious with a thumping majority of 44 seats as against 14 of the Congress and two of the SDPI. However, the council formation got delayed and even after two months, it has not been formed because of the failure on the part of the government to issue gazette notification. With the publication of the matter in the gazette on Wednesday, all obstacles in the election of the mayor and deputy mayor have been removed.

A letter will now be sent to the regional commissioner at Mysusu by the corporation seeking to fix date for the election of mayor and deputy mayor. After the date is fixed, in the presence of Mysuru regional commissioner, the election will be held.

The state government had issued gazette notification for holding of elections of mayors, deputy mayors, presidents and vice presidents for 11 local urban bodies on December 28 for the 22nd term, 2019. But it was not applicable to Mangaluru City Corporation. It may be recalled that the corporation election got delayed here by about a year because of legal issues concerning the rotational system of categorization for the posts of mayor and deputy mayor. Therefore, this is the 21st mayor and deputy mayor for the city whereas the previous gazette publication pertained to 22nd term of mayor and deputy mayor.

As it is, there is likelihood of sticking to the reservation list published by the then government led by Siddaramaiah for the current election as the time left is too short.



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  • abdulla, india

    Fri, Jan 24 2020

    Mangalore is blessed with over 500,000 Mangaloreans with the best education.
    Professionals..Managers, Engineers i all areas.of Civil, electrical, Computers etc.
    in all areas. and fields..
    technicians..Autocad, It, etc.
    why can't we handpick? Select the best Candidates with 3 years of military training to be friendly ..
    Completely Computerised.
    Smart.. office staff.
    provided with all:
    Laptops: mobile phones..vehicles.
    Not even one construction can take place w/o proper design.. on-site inspection. All final drawings to be approved.
    Build a clean City....
    Let every one of them work for min 9 hours.
    any late comers..mark absent.
    no talking or wasting time for Tea/smoking breaks..
    All records/info/Archive/Library be up to date.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 23 2020

    elections were over few months back. r da bjp corporator's alive??????????

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jan 23 2020

    We believe in Honesty ...

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