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Mayor’s post: JD(S) hopes Congress will make way

Mysuru, November 16:- In the mayoral election to the Mysore City Corporation (MCC) slated for tomorrow, it may not be a cakewalk for both the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular). They may have a coalition government, but both the parties seem hell-bent on grabbing the plum post. Though both are not ready to come out into the open to reveal their stance, bigwigs from both the parties are not ready to compromise. With more seats compared to JD(S) in the MCC, Congress feels it should get the mayor’s post as a matter of fact.

On the other hand, JD(S) veteran leader and District In-charge Minister G T Devegowda opines that Congress should cooperate with his party to latch onto the plum post. “All along we have supported the Congress and the time is ripe for them to reciprocate,” Devegowda said.

Hectic parleys were on what with corporators from both the parties meeting their respective leaders. Sources said JD(S) leaders were huddled with the newly elected corporators of the party at a private hotel today. Only Thursday, former chief minister Siddaramaiah met Congress corporators and senior leaders.

Incidentally, Siddaramaiah has asked Congress leaders Tanveer Sait and Dr H C Mahadevappa to talk to JD(S) to thrash out the differences. With JD(S) firm in its stance, it may not be easy for the Congress. (MR)

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