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Bangalore News Oct 1 highlights: M Goutham Kumar is new Bengaluru Mayor, Rammohan Raju his Deputy; triumphant BJP leaders celebrate win

Bangalore News Oct 1 highlights: BJP corporator from Jogupalya M Goutham Kumar has been elected as the new Bengaluru Mayor. The new Deputy Mayor CS Rammohan Raju is the BJP corporator from Bommanahalli

Written by Ralph Alex Arakal , Darshan Devaiah BP | Bengaluru |
Updated: October 2, 2019 8:38:47 am
Bangalore-bengaluru-mayor-deputy-mayor Bengaluru’s new Mayor Goutham Kumar (left) and Deputy Mayor Rammohan Raju (right).

Bangalore News Oct 1 highlights: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has recorded a clean sweep in the Bengaluru mayoral polls held in the city on Tuesday by securing the posts of both the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor.

While the corporator from Jogupalya M Goutham Kumar was elected the 54th mayor of Bengaluru, CR Rammohan Raju, BJP corporator from Bommanahalli was picked as Bengaluru’s new Deputy Mayor.

While both secured 129 votes each to their respective posts, R Satyanarayana from the Congress got 110 votes and Gangamma of the JD(S) won 108 votes for the elections to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor posts respectively in Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bengaluru’s local civic body.

 

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17:36 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Sure Bengaluru will see positive development: Shobha Karandlaje wishes best to new Mayor
16:36 (IST)01 Oct 2019
D K Shivakumar to remain in judicial custody till October 14

A Delhi court Tuesday extended senior Congress leader D K Shivakumar’s judicial custody in connection with a money laundering case till October 15. Shivakumar, who is lodged at New Delhi’s Tihar Jail, will be probed by the Enforcement Directorate on October 4 and 5.

Prosecutors Amit Mahajan, N K Matta and Nitesh Rana said that Shivakumar could not be quizzed properly since he had to be admitted to the hospital due to various ailments. However, senior advocate Dayan Krishnan, appearing for Shivakumar, said his counsel had no opposition to the applications. “Even if on bail, I (accused) am willing to cooperate at any extent.” (PTI)

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15:12 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Tejasvi Surya congratulates new Bengaluru Mayor
14:34 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Will give priority to garbage crisis, single-use plastic ban: New Mayor

Bengaluru's new mayor M Goutham Kumar said he will give priority in handling the garbage crisis faced by the city. "Apart from this, we will ensure that a complete ban on single-use plastic is in place," he said in his first media address after taking over his new designation. 

13:50 (IST)01 Oct 2019
BJP's Rammohan Raju is new Dy Mayor

BJP records a clean sweep in the mayor polls after their candidate Rammohan Raju CR, the corporator from Bommanahalli, has been picked new Deputy Mayor of Bengaluru. He secured 129 votes against 108 secured by Gangamma, the JD(S) candidate for the same post.

13:39 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Vatal Nagaraj stages protest outside BBMP office

Activist and leader of the Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Paksha Vatal Nagaraj stages protest outside BBMP office 'condemning' the election of a 'non-Kannadiga' to the Bengaluru mayor's post. "A true Kannadiga should have been elected instead of a Marwadi," he says.

Bengaluru's new mayor M Goutham Kumar is a member of the Jain community which hails from Siruguppa in Ballari district. 

13:20 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Bengaluru's new Mayor: Corporator since 9 years; graduate in Commerce
13:16 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Bangalore Central MP PC Mohan congratulates new Mayor
13:04 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Rammohan Raju is BJP's lone candidate for Dy Mayor post now; 2 others withdraw nomination

Rammohan Raju is BJP's lone candidate for the post of Deputy Mayor in Bengaluru. This has been finalised after BJP's Gurumurthy Reddy, and Mahalakshmi H Ravindra who had filed nominations for the same this morning withdrew them. On the other side, Gangamma from the JD(S) is now contesting for the Deputy Mayor's post

12:58 (IST)01 Oct 2019
BJP's Gautham Kumar is Bengaluru's new Mayor

Second-time corporator from Jogupalya, M Gautham Kumar has been picked Bengaluru's new Mayor. Securing 129 votes, the BJP candidate defeated  R Satyanarayana from the Congress who secured 110 votes. 

12:46 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Polls for mayor post conclude

Voting for the Mayor post has concluded. The same for the deputy mayor's post is now underway. 

12:44 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Popular absentees include Union Finance Minister

Here's a list of popular leaders who chose to give the BBMP mayoral elections a miss:

Nirmala Sitharaman - Rajya Sabha MP from Karnataka (BJP)
Jairam Ramesh - Rajya Sabha MP from Karnataka (Congress)
DK Suresh - Lok Sabha MP from Bangalore Rural (Congress)

12:28 (IST)01 Oct 2019
BJP shows slight upper hand; 7 independents to become kingmakers

As many as 101 corporators, 11 MLAs, 7 MLCs, 4 Lok Sabha MPs, and 2 Rajya Sabha MPs constitute 125 votes for the BJP side while the same is 123 for the Congress-JD(S) coalition, after two JD(S) corporators walked away from the council hall. All eyes of 7 independents who are expected to become the kingmakers in electing Bengaluru's new mayor and deputy mayor.

12:25 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Elections underway: 2 JD(S) corporators walk away

Alleging 'match fixing' in the mayoral polls, two JD(S) corporators have walked away from the BBMP council hall where the mayoral polls are now underway.

12:24 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Padmanabha Reddy withdraws resignation, voting underway

Former BBMP leader of opposition Padmanabha Reddy (BJP) has withdrawn nomination after the meeting with BJP's top brass in Karnataka. M Goutham Kumar stands the lone mayor candidate for BJP now. 

11:50 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Elections to 4 standing committees postponed

In the view of none filing nominations for the elections to four standing committees in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the elections to the same have been postponed. 

11:47 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Security beefed up in BBMP head office premises
11:17 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Cong takes jibe at BJP rift; alleges CM, BJP MLAs were not consulted to finalise mayor candidate
11:15 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Disqualified MLA Munirathna denied entry to BBMP head office

Disqualified MLA N Munirathna was denied entry into the BBMP head office premises as mayoral elections are underway. The security officers stopped the leader as he could not furnish an entry pass for the same. 

10:35 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Meanwhile, Bengaluru to get dedicated bus lanes from Nov 1

In a big relief to public bus commuters in Bengaluru, the Karnataka government has planned to introduce dedicated bus lanes in key areas of the city.

Top officials from the local civic body, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Department of Urban Land Transport (DULT), Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), and Bengaluru City Traffic Police (BTP) inspected some roads in the city identified for the project.

A 30-kilometre road network connecting MG Road (beginning from Trinity Circle) to Vellara Junction via KR Puram and Central Silk Board will have bus lanes in the initial phase.  Read more

Putting an end to the rumours of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Mayor election being postponed, Bengaluru regional commissioner Harsh Gupta Monday said that the polls will be held on the scheduled date October 1.

READ: BBMP council elections to be held on Oct 1, BJP eyes Mayor’s post

Meanwhile, the Bengaluru city police on Sunday nabbed a 23-year-old who fled with Rs 99 lakh stolen from the vehicle of a cash logistics management company.

Bengaluru Police arrest van driver who fled with Rs 99 lakh cash meant for ATMs

Here are a few contacts that might come handy for you in emergency situations: BBMP Control room: 080-22221188 In case of power disruptions, contact BESCOM: 1912. If the water supply is hit at your area, contact BWSSB: 1916.

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