Sunday 20 April 2014
News updated at 8:38 AM IST
Weather
Max: 35°C
Min : 22°C
In Bangalore
Partially cloudy

ULB polls: Parties on preparation mode

Mysore, Feb 17, 2013, DHNS

 Following announcement of urban local body polls to be held on March 7, brisk political activities have begun in all the prominent parties.

The Mysore city (district) Congress committee (MCDCC) on Saturday held a meeting at a private hotel in the city. The meeting chaired over by the city unit president C Dasegowda resolved to adhere to the vice-president of All India Congress Committee (AICC) Rahul Gandhis’ call to give priority to the active party workers.

Those corporators who have enjoyed the powers of mayor will be denied ticket to contest again and also seven corporators of the party who had switched sides to BJP under ‘Operation Kamala’ only to return to the party fold later.


However, 50 per cent of the sitting corporators elected on Congress ticket are likely to be given ticket again. Among 70 corporators (65 elected and five nominated), Congress has the highest of 21 corporators.

For ticket aspirants, the applications are being issued at the Congress office on Sayyaji Rao road.

For general category applicants, the fee is Rs 4,000 and for SC and ST Rs 2,000.
Narasimharaja MLA Tanveer Sait, former MLA M K Somashekar, former mayor Vasu were prominent among other leaders who attended the meeting.

Similar is the scene at Janata Dal (Secular) party office, with applications being issued from February 16. For general category, the fee is fixed at Rs 2,000 and for SC, ST and woman- Rs 1,000.

Decision

City unit president of the party Koppal Rajanna told Deccan Herald, the final decision over the candidates will be taken after a meeting of former chief minister and JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy in the city on February 22.

BJP will be issuing applications from February 17, but without charging any fee, said its city unit president Shivakumar, who was attending the meeting of State unit of the party in Bangalore on Saturday.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Actor-Director Farhan Akhtar along with Rahul Bose and Ronnie Lahiri during the inauguration ...

Actor-Director Farhan Akhtar along with Rahul Bose and Ronnie Lahiri during the inauguration ...

During the extended week end, large number of tourists flock to Amba vilas palace, in Mysore. DH...

During the extended week end, large number of tourists flock to Amba vilas palace, in Mysore. DH...

A farmer trying to drain out water from his wheat field with the help of a bucket after heavy...

A farmer trying to drain out water from his wheat field with the help of a bucket after heavy...

Rickshaw pullers try to keep their balance as they ride past a dust storm in Agartala, Saturday...

Rickshaw pullers try to keep their balance as they ride past a dust storm in Agartala, Saturday...

People drinking coconut water on a hot summer day near VV Mohall, in Mysore. DH photo

People drinking coconut water on a hot summer day near VV Mohall, in Mysore. DH photo

Transgenders celebrate the Supreme Court's verdict recognising transgenders or eunuchs as third...

Transgenders celebrate the Supreme Court's verdict recognising transgenders or eunuchs as third...

School children paint on the body of a tram during the 'World Art day' celebrations in Kolkata on...

School children paint on the body of a tram during the 'World Art day' celebrations in Kolkata on...

Shuttler Saina Nehwal with students at a promotional event in Hyderabad on Saturday. PTI Photo

Shuttler Saina Nehwal with students at a promotional event in Hyderabad on Saturday. PTI Photo

Children participating in the drawing and patinting competition, organised by Manjushri arts and...

Children participating in the drawing and patinting competition, organised by Manjushri arts and...

Police and locals remove rubbles from a vehicle damaged after landslide on Jammu-Srinagar ...

Police and locals remove rubbles from a vehicle damaged after landslide on Jammu-Srinagar ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523