Mysuru, August 29:- The campaigning activities for the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) elections concluded on Wednesday in the city.
Candidates of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Janata Dal (Secular) and Congress who are in the fray concluded their campaigning activities in public places on Wednesday morning as there is prohibition for open campaigning during the last 48 hours of elections as per Election Commission’s order.
The candidates of all 65 MCC Wards roped in their party leaders of their respective parties on the last day and campaigned in their ward’s appealing the citizens to vote for them.
With just two days left for the polls, the mustering will take place at four centres in the city tomorrow, covering all the 65 Wards.
The mustering for officials assigned with poll duty will take place at Maharani’s Arts College for Women on JLB Road, Maharani’s College of Commerce and Management on Valmiki Road, Maharaja’s College Centenary Hall and Teresian College at Siddarthanagar in the city.
The Election Commission has appointed 13 Returning Officers (RO) to oversee the civic polls.
The voting will take place from 7 am to 5 pm on August 31. This time, the Election Commission has also provided NOTA (None of the Above) option for the voters.
9 Congress, 7 BJP members expelled
The Congress city unit and the BJP unit on Tuesday night expelled nine and seven members of their party respectively for contesting as rebel party candidates.
The Congress city president R Murthy on Tuesday expelled nine party workers including former mayor and former deputy mayor.
General secretary of Congress city unit K V Shridhar who is contesting from Ward 3, MCC nominated member and Ward 58 independent candidate Dinesh Kumar, former mayor Purushotham who is contesting as an independent candidate from Ward 38, N Sunil Kumar who is contesting from Ward 58, Indira who is contesting from ward 28, Akbar who is contesting from Ward 32 have been expelled. Similarly former Deputy mayor B Siddaraju who is supporting an independent candidate, vice president of District Congress Committee Shantha Veerendraswamy and R Devaraj were also expelled from the party.
The BJP city unit president Dr BH Manjunath has expelled two-time corporator and senior BJP leader M V Ramaprasad who is contesting from Ward 55 as an independent candidate, Balachandra Shastry who is contesting from Ward 51, Uma Suresh who is contesting from Ward 48, Geetha Nagaraj who is contesting from Ward 54, L Ningaraj who is contesting from Ward 7, Lalitha Madesh who is contesting from Ward 19 and Snake Shyam (Balasubramanyam) who is contesting from Ward 6. –(KK)