Staff Reporter

Kozhikode: Hansa Jayant of the Janata Dal (Secular) faction led by H.D. Deve Gowda has been elected chairperson of the city Corporation’s standing committee on Public Works.

The election, held at the Mayor’s chamber on Tuesday, saw the United Democratic Front (UDF) fielding Congress member Zakaria P. Hussain against Ms. Jayant. P. Kishenchand of the Janata Dal (Secular) faction led by M.P. Veerendrakumar voted in favour of the Congress nominee. The official faction had issued a whip to Mr. Kishenchand asking him to vote for Ms. Jayant.

Ms. Jayant secured four votes, while Mr. Hussain got one vote. There are eight members in the committee. All the councillors belonging to the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) – C.V. Gireesh Kumar, V.M. Girija, K.V. Baburaj and V.M. Mohammed – voted in favour of Ms. Jayant. Sherly Pramod of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) was absent.