Karnataka

Sudheer Saraf elected Hubballi-Dharwad Mayor

BJP’s Sudheer Saraf and Menaka Hurali with Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Jagadish Shettar and other leaders in Hubballi on Saturday.

BJP’s Sudheer Saraf and Menaka Hurali with Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Jagadish Shettar and other leaders in Hubballi on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: KIRAN BAKALE

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Menaka Hurali is Deputy Mayor

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Sudheer Saraf and Menaka Hurali were elected as Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Hubballi-Dharwad, respectively, for the last term of the present municipal council here on Saturday.

In the election, officiated by Belagavi Regional Commissioner P.A. Meghannavar Mr. Saraf (ward 52) and Ms. Hurali (ward 32) had fought against the Congress’s Kariyappa Bisagal (ward 23) and Manjunath Chintaginjal (ward 66).

In the 67-member House, the BJP has 34 members, followed by the Congress (22), Janata Dal (Secular) (9) and there are two independent councillors.

Vinay Kulkarni, Jagadish Shettar, Aravind Bellad, and Prasad Abbayya, MLAs, Basavaraj Horatti, S.V. Sankanur, Srinivas Mane, and Pradeep Shettar, MLCs, and Pralhad Joshi, MP, have voting power in the mayoral election, which takes the total number of voters to 76.

However on Saturday, Mr. Kulkarni, Mr. Horatti and Congress councillor Suvarna Kallakuntla and four JD(S) councillors remained absent.

Five JD(S) councillors were present, but they remained neutral and did not vote.

After being put to vote, Mr. Saraf secured 41 votes against 23 for Mr. Bisagal.

In the Deputy Mayor’s election Ms. Hurali secured 41 votes against 23 for the Congress candidate.

Later speaking to presspersons, Mr. Saraf said that his priority would be the proper solid waste management for the twin cities and he promised results within the next six months.

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