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MCC Mayoral polls: BJP- JDS alliance most likely to continue

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Mysuru: Following the announcement of reservation matrix for mayoral elections of city corporations, corporators irrespective of party in Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) have begun lobbying for the top office.

According to the reservation announced in the gazette notification on Wednesday, Mayor post is for general category and deputy mayor for BCA woman. 

Now, the corporators are busy enaged in the number game and listing eligible candidates who are aspiring for the chair.

Like previous year, when BJP and JD(S) cobbled up alliance to hold the reins, it is most likely that the truck will continue. However, it is not known who is betting hard on mayor’s chair, as there is no dearth of aspirants in both the parties.

While in the existing council, BJP’s Sunanda Phalanetra is the mayor. 

In Mysuru City Corporation council consisting of 65 corporators, the votes of one MP, four MLAs and three MLCs are also taken into count totalling 73 votes. The winning candidates should get at least 37 votes.

BJP has 22 Corporators, one MP, two MLAs and one independent (M V Ramprasad) support totalling 26 votes.

JDS has 17 corporators, one MLA, two MLCs and two independents support totalling 22 votes in its favour.

Congress has 20 corporators, one each MLA and MLC and two independents support totalling 24 votes.

From BJP B V Manjunath, Shivakumar and M C Ramesh have emerged as the strong aspirants, while in JDS SBM Manju, K V Sridhar, M D Nagaraj and Bhagya Madesh are the aspirants. From Congress the names of Shantakumari and Shobha Sunil are doing rounds for mayor post.

Unlike other parties, JDS has initiated parleys with the beginning of activites that has reached Bengaluru to meet HD Kumaraswmay for final conversation.

Even during the visit of Siddaramaiah to Mysuru and Congress corporators are learnt to have discussed about Mayor poll.

While in BJP, the decision hinges on BJP parliamentary board member and former chief minister B S Yediyurappa and Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

-Team Mysoorunews 

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