Congress Candidate Sampath Raj Elected as 50th Mayor of BBMP
Team Udayavani, Sep 28, 2017, 2:33 PM IST
Bengaluru: Congress party candidate Sampath Raj has been elected as 50th Mayor of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) while JDS candidate Padmavathi Narasimhamurthy declared as deputy mayor of the civic body after an election process held here on Thursday.
DJ Halli Corporator Sampath Raj secured 139 votes whereas another BBMP corporator Padmavathi Narasimhamurthy managed to get only 38 votes. Newly elected mayor and deputy mayors have tenure of one year until September 27, 2018.
Joint efforts of Congress and JDS turned fruitful to attain their preferred posts at BBMP as planned earlier. Meanwhile, BJP protested and boycotted the elections and finally moved away from the BBMP hall.
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