Mayor, deputy mayor candidates to be announced in week's time

Mayor, deputy mayor candidates to be announced in week's time

According to sources, the party top brass including Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, national general secretary Ananth Kumar, party State president K S Eshwarappa and all BJP legislators from Bangalore will meet next week to zero in on the mayor and the deputy mayor.

Chairpersons for the various standing committees of the BBMP will also be finalised at the meeting.

Divisional Commissioner, Bangalore, is the election officer for the mayoral election. He will fix the date for election after the Urban Development department issues a gazette notification on the BBMP Council election results.
The department is expected to issue the notification in a day or two. The State Election Commission has already forwarded the election results to the department, official sources said.

‘Not in race’
IT and BT Minister Katta Subramanya Naidu on Tuesday said his son and BBMP corporator from Vasanthnagar ward Katta Jagadish is not in the race for the mayor post. “My son is not in the race... 100 per cent he is not. But don’t ask me why,” the minister told reporters.

It was speculated that the junior Katta is one of the contenders for the post. It was also said the party seniors may reward senior Katta for his efforts in ensuring the BJP’s grand victory in the polls, by making his son the first mayor.
Asked whether his son would become mayor in the coming years, he said he is not aware of what is in store in future.
DH News Service

Mistakes galore on State Election Commission’s website
Bangalore:  The number of votes polled in a ward is zero. Yet, the Congress candidate has won securing 7,852 votes! This is what the State Election Commission’s website reveals.
According the Commission’s website - karsec.gov.in, the total number of votes polled in Sagayapuram ward (60) is zero. The total number of votes rejected is 14,417. And, Congress candidate Palaniyamma has secured 7,852 votes and won. It appears the officer, who entered the statistics on the result sheet, mistook the number of votes polled for the number of votes rejected.
Returning officer of the ward has put his signature without verifying the facts entered. And, the same result sheet has been uploaded on the website. Strangely, the SEC seems to be not aware that there are no rejected votes in EVMs. In another case, a candidate has secured votes more than the total votes polled in the ward. According to the website, N M Krishnamurthy of the BJP won from Sanjay Nagar ward (19) by securing 14,406 votes. The total number of votes polled in the constituency is only 11,019. Krishnamurthy has secured 4,207 votes and won with a margin of 101 votes. This anomaly was not rectified till late on Tuesday.

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