Fence sitting leaders; supporters still undecided on party choice

 With the announcement of CMC and TMC elections, political activities have begun in a brisk pace in the district. While the aspirants have started making visits to the  leaders, it is the legislators who are a worried lot.

They are anxious over outcome of the results of the CMC and TMC, that may have an impact on the Assembly elections to be held in near future. Apart from this, there are more than five aspirants to contest from each ward and they have to select only one candidate among them for contest. They fear of having to face the wrath of the other aspirants and possibilities of them turning rebel cannot be ruled out.

There is intense competition to contest from JD(S), Congress BJP.  Aspirants are ready to contest from fledgling KJP and BSR Congress parties too from some of the wards.

In the elections held for 35 posts in city municipal council last time JD(S) was capable of winning 21 seats and enjoyed majority. But, the later developments was drastic and 13 aspirants had allegedly became victims of ‘operation kamala’. As a result of JD(S) struggle they were disqualified. Even after all these developments JD(S) enjoyed the power.

The JD(S) members raised allegations and brought no confidence motion against M P Arunkumar who was the president of the last term citing he did not transfer charge after 10 months as per the internal agreement. He was even expelled from the party.

But no action was taken on those who were associated with Arunkumar. Hence, who will be able to get the ticket this time is a million dollar question among the party workers. Whatever may be the result, it will surely be a referendum  to ruling BJP in the State that cannot be denied by political pandits too.

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