BJP bags Mayor and Deputy Mayor's post in Mysuru

The BJP’s Shivakumar,who was elected as Mayor with the support of JD(S), polled 48 votes

September 06, 2022 04:19 pm | Updated 09:00 pm IST - MYSURU

BJP and JD (S) leaders congratulating the newly elected Mayor Shivakumar and Deputy Mayor Roopa after the Mayoral polls in Mysuru on Tuesday.

BJP and JD (S) leaders congratulating the newly elected Mayor Shivakumar and Deputy Mayor Roopa after the Mayoral polls in Mysuru on Tuesday. | Photo Credit: M.A. Sriram

BJP’s Shivakumar and Roopa were on Tuesday elected as Mayor and Deputy Mayor respectively of Mysuru.

The BJP’s Shivakumar was elected as Mayor with the support of JD(S), which entered into an understanding with the saffron party at the last moment. The Congress party's candidate Hasrathulla polled 28 votes against Mr. Shivakumar's 48 votes.

Though JD(S) nominee Reshma Banu was to be supported by the BJP for the Deputy Mayor’s post, which was reserved for a woman from Backward Class A category, her nomination papers were rejected as they were not accompanied by the caste certificate.

Eventually, BJP’s Roopa was elected as Deputy Mayor.

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