It'll be a mix of the old and the young


Some first time corporators were not even eligible to vote during the last council elections, while there were many who had sat through four councils debating the City’s problems.
As per the data available on the BBMP website, the youngest candidate to enter the BBMP council is Nirmala, aged 23.

A sixth standard pass, she has been elected from Kempapura Agrahara (Ward 122). A first timer, Nirmala has entered the political field banking on her husband’s loyalty to the local Congress MLA M Krishnappa. With age comes experience and in this case, there could be no better judge than Nazni Begum, an independent.

Nazni Begum (66) is the oldest candidate to enter the BBMP council. A postgraduate in Science from the Central College, Bangalore, Nazni will be representing Padarayanpura (Ward 135).

Sharing the honour with her will be B R Nanjundappa, also aged 66. He has been elected from J P Park (Ward 17) on a BJP ticket.

Encouragements
Fulfilling their promise of encouraging the youth, the Congress Party has half of all the corporators-elect between the age of 20-40 years. Only a third of the BJP’s 11 Corporators-elect are in the same age group.
However, the BJP has the highest number of representatives between the age of 40 to 50 years. The BJP group in the Council will also have experience aplenty, with 26 candidates above the age of 50 having been elected.
DH News Service

Age Group    BJP    Congress    JD (S)    Independent
20-30 yrs       3        5                0             0
30-40            35    27               5             4
40-50             42    23              6             1
>50               26      8               3            2
(* Affidavits of eight candidates across all parties were
unavailable with the BBMP)

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