Mayor M.C. Rajeshwari and Mysore City Corporation (MCC) Commissioner M.R. Ravi have reached a truce after levelling allegations against each other in the public in the past few days.

This follows elaborate talks involving senior Congress leaders, led by Mysore District Congress Committee president C. Dase Gowda and the ruling party Leader in the MCC Council Somasundar, on Friday.

The Mayor told the Congress leaders that she would not issue statements against the Commissioner and would not write to the government complaining against him as threatened earlier. The Mayor lashed out at the Commissioner on Wednesday, accusing him of taking unilateral decisions and keeping elected representatives in the dark.

She blamed him for failing to convene the council meeting in January.


He was also flayed for being indifferent to the city’s development works and conducting secret parleys with the officials at his official residence, which, according to the Mayor, had become the MCC office.

Stunned by the attack, Mr. Ravi went on a counter-offensive and said he was being targeted as he had refrained from carrying out “illegal orders” of the Mayor.

Mr. Ravi gave details of a few meetings with the members of standing committees which were not attended by the Mayor.

MCC meeting

The MCC Council will meet on Monday at 11.30 a.m. It will discuss the steps to be taken to address the drinking water crisis. The budget meeting will be held on February 7 at 11 a.m. The final meeting of the present council will be held on February 11 and the tenure of the elected councillors will end on February 16.

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