Newly elected BJP corporators get lessons from party leaders

Most of the women members were accompanied by their husbands

Newly elected BJP corporators get lessons from party leaders

The newly elected BJP corporators of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike participated in an introductory meeting in the City wherein they were given a “pep talk” by senior leaders of the party.

The meeting was held at the BJP headquarters in Malleswaram and a majority of the100 party corporators declared elected to the BBMP Council participated. Of them, as many as 61 are women and most of them were accompanied by their husbands.

The mood at the meeting was celebratory as the party had romped home victory securing its second consecutive innings in the BBMP Council. Besides, the party had managed to grab victory in the polls right under the nose of the ruling Congress. Hitherto, Bengaluru has always been voting for the ruling party of the State in civic elections.

The meeting started with introductions and former deputy chief minister R Ashoka, who was also the party in-charge for the elections, giving the welcome speech. A majority of the husbands of the women corporators also sat through the meeting.

Ashoka advised the newly elected corporators to be make best use of the mandate given by the people by working for the development of the City. He also said the corporators should tread cautiously as the party was still in the opposition in the legislature. He also advised them not to be unduly worried about the State government’s “adamant stand” in not dropping the plans to divide the BBMP.

Speaking to reporters later in the day, Union Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda said he had advised the newly elected corporators to give a corruption-free and transparent administration. Though he did not spell the plans out, Gowda perhaps did not want the party to repeat its scam-ridden murky first innings in the Council.

Union Chemical and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar said he advised the corporators to take a leaf out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first Independence Day address that he would be “pradhan sevak” (prime servant) of the country. The corporators should be nagara sevaks (city servants), Ananth Kumar said.

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