18 objections filed for CMC reservation list

There are 23 wards in Madikeri CMC

18 objections filed for CMC reservation list

About 18 objections have been filed against ward reservation list announced by the State government, as a preparation for the polls to Madikeri CMC.

As per the direction of the State government, the government had reconstituted wards from 31 to 23. The reservation list was announced last month. A few have accused the State government of announcing the reservation list to help the Congress in the CMC.
Reacting to the objections, JD(S) district unit President V P Shashidhar said, “women reservation should have been distributed among different wards.

However, here ward from 1 to 9 in the heart of the town has been reserved for women. If women are given priority in one part of the town, then it would be difficult to carry out development work.” “Reservation announced during the last term in a few wards have been continued. I had asked district election officer to correct loopholes in the reservation list.”

CMC former member T M Ayyappa said, “we do not have objections on reservation for women. However, why it is concentrated in one part of the CMC and not distributed?” he asked.

The government should have published ward wise voters list before releasing the reservation list. Only temporary voters list has been published so far, he said.

The reservation announced in 2007 should not be taken into consideration while preparing the reservation list. However, here it has been considered, he said.

50 pc for women

For the first time in the history of Kodagu, 50 per cent of the seats have been reserved for women in the CMC. Accordingly, 12 wards have been reserved for women, he said.

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