BBMP voting for Mayor subject to verdict of High Court
Bengaluru, Sep 9: The Karnataka High Court hearing a petition on the voting rights of elected representatives in the BBMP Mayoral elections has said that the result would be subject to the result of the writ petition.
The court while hearing the matter however said that the elections to the post of Mayor could go on, on September 11th, but also added that the result would be subject to the result of the petition.
The BJP had challenged the rights of the MLAs, MP's and MLC's to vote in the Mayoral elections to the BBMP. The BJP had stated that in a Mayoral elections only the corporators should have a right to vote.
The high court stated that the elections could go on and the results of the Mayoral elections would be subject to the results of the writ petition filed by the BJP. This would mean that if the high court decided to strike down the provision where elected representatives are allowed to vote then the elections would have to be re-held.
The JD(s) and the Congreess had forged an alliance to form the council at the BBMP. Both the JD(S) and the Congress have entered into an alliance and it was decided that they would share the post of Mayor and Deputy Mayor.
The Congress is expected to field its Mayor while the Deputy Mayor would be from the JD(S) as per the sharing arrangement.