KARNATAKA

Gangamma Thippesh elected president of Holalkere panchayat

CHITRADURGA, AUG. 21. Thalikatte Gangamma Thippesh was elected president of the Holalkere Taluk Panchayat on Friday.

S.H. Vijaya Kumar, assistant commissioner, who acted as the election officer, said that Ms. Thippesh had been elected unopposed.

Mr. Kumar also said that she was the only person to file nomination papers for the vacant post.

It may be recalled that Sharath Kumar Patil was recently unseated through a no-confidence motion.

Ms. Thippesh promised that she would work hard for the development of infrastructure in the taluk.

Kale Bhima Rao, tahsildar, and J. Ramachandrappa, executive officer, were present.