ZP to get new president on May 13

ZP to get new president on May 13

Post delimitation, Chikkaballapur ZP was bifurcated from Kolar

The second term of the Zilla Panchayat President ends on May 14, and the new ZP president will be chosen on May 13.

The reservation for President and Vice-President of the ZP for the third term has already been announced.

The post of persident is usually reserved for a woman, while the post of vice-president is reserved for a person of the Scheduled Caste.

With delimitation, Chikkaballapur was made a district, and its ZP bifurcated from that of the Kolar Zilla Panchayat. The Zilla Panchayat had a strength of 27 members. Then, the two posts were reserved for the general category.

The members of the Chintamani taluk ZP and those of the Bagepalli taluk ZP had locked horns for the presidency. At the nth hour, M B Chikkanarasimhaiah of Bagepalli, who had the backing of MP Jalappa, was elected the President, while Vanajakshamma, the daughter-in-law of the late V Krishna Rao, a legislator, was picked as the Vice-President.

Of the 27 members, the Zilla Panchayat member from Vidurashwattha constituency, Gowribidanur, has quit his post to join the BJP. The number of ZP members now stands at 26.

The number of ZP members, per taluk, is as follows: Chikkaballapur- 4, Chintamani - 6, Shidlaghatta - 4, Gudibande-2, Gauribidanur -7 and Bagepalli -4. Of these, 19 members belong to the Congress, while seven are from the JD(S). The ruling Congress party has seven women members, competition among whom for the top spot is said to be fierce. Vanajakshamma, President of the Standing Committee on Health R Vani are also eyeing the post of president; they are going all out to ensure that they are elected.

The post of vice-president is reserved for a person from the Scheduled Caste. The Congress had four eligible candidates.

The results of the Lok Sabha polls will be declared on May 16. But residents of this region are also waiting with bated breath to hear the poll results

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