Mayor elections on September 27

 thehindu.com  09/13/2019 16:06:43 

The elections to the posts of Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will be held on September 27.

According to the press release issued by the regional commissioner of Bengaluru division, the election will be held at 11.30 p.m. at Kempe Gowda Paura Sabangana, in the headquarters of the civic body. The regional commissioner will conduct the elections to the two posts.

The electoral college consists of 28 MLAs, five MPs from the Lok Sabha and nine MPs from the Rajya Sabha, 22 MLCs, and the 198 councillors.

Though the total strength of the electoral college is 262, the simple majority mark has come down to 129 as the current strength is 257 owing to the disqualification of five MLAs from the city.

The Congress-JD(S) alliance has been ruling the BBMP since 2015.

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