Mysuru, January 25:- “It is sad. Though District In-charge Minister Dr H C Mahadevappa and all the Congress leaders had promised to make her the Mayor, Bhagyavathi took support from BJP and JD(S) to become the Mayor,” said former Mayor Purushotham at a press meet at Mysuru press club here on Thursday.
“She was given the promise a before the election. But she fell prey to lure and it is a black mark in the history of Mysuru City Corporation,” he alleged.
“We had a lot of respect for Bhagyavathi. The ticket was given to her sidelining the present member. But she cheated the party and the community. BJP and JD(S) used Dalit to beat up Dalits,” he alleged.
“Bhyrappa, R Lingappa, and Ravi Kumar were elected Mayors with no disputes. But BJP and JD(S) have chosen the wrong route for power. It is not right to play with Dalits for power,” Purushotham added.
He assured that they will give all support to the Mayor to develop the city in the coming days. Manjunath, Paramesh, Suresh, and others were present. (MR/KMR).