The election to the 12 standing committees of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has been postponed yet again. The ruse for the postponement was once again lack of quorum. The election is now slated to be held on Monday (September 16).
It was initially scheduled to be held on September 4. It was postponed to September 11 by the Regional Commissioner. Sources in the BJP, which is the ruling party in the BBMP council, said the elections had been postponed at the behest of city in-charge Minister Ramalinga Reddy, who was out of the country then.
The cause for the postponement was because Mr. Reddy had sought more time to finalise members for the committees, said sources. remarking that the Congress leadership had yet to take a call on the 45-odd councillors to be inducted as panel members.