Bengaluru mayor election today, civic woes in focus


Sep 28, 2017 09:26 AM IST | Source: NEWS18.com

Along with corporators, MLAs, MLCs and MPs from the area falling under Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits can cast their ballots in the crucial polls.

Elections for a new mayor to succeed G Padmavathi will be held in Bengaluru on Thursday, with the winner inheriting crippling civic issues, including waterlogging, traffic woes and polluted lakes.

Along with corporators, MLAs, MLCs and MPs from the area falling under Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits can cast their ballots in the crucial polls.

The BJP holds the numerical advantage when it comes to those eligible for voting, but the Congress, which is in power in the state, and the JD(S) are again expected to team up to ensure they retain the Mayor and Deputy Mayor positions.However, the performance of the BBMP over these years, including its latest achievements and failures, are under scrutiny as the city goes to polls on Thursday.