Kavitha is Mangaluru mayor

 Kavitha Sanil was elected the 30th mayor of Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) while Rajaneesh was elected as deputy mayor on Thursday.

As anticipated, Congress corporator Kavitha won the mayoral polls by securing 38 votes against BJP’s Poornima who bagged 20.

Rajaneesh, also from the Congress, was unanimously elected deputy mayor. Their tenure will end on March 8, 2018.

A second time corporator, Kavitha represents ward 19 in the city corporation, while Rajaneesh, a debutant, is from ward 24. The mayor’s post was reserved for the general category and deputy mayor for scheduled caste (SC) candidate.

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