The elections of the Belagavi city Corporation were due in Jan-Feb 2019 but were deferred as a case was filed former corporators.
Today the reservations for the 58 wards based on the delimitation done in 2018.
It is clear that elections for the City corporations are due and could happen soon.
14 days have been given for any objections to be raised on the reservations awarded.
The Belagavi city corporation elections have never been fought on party lines. In all the past elections, candidates filed nomination papers as independent candidates and after elections, formed groups based on their language affiliations like Marathi Group, Kannada Group, and Urdu Group.
If the BJP goes ahead as planned then there will be a significant change in the politics of the Corporation altogether.
Each time the Pro Marathi or Pro Kannada groups have celebrated the election of the Mayor and Dy Mayor from their group.
None of the parties have ever tried to field any candidates on their official symbols nor the Congress nor BJP nor JDS.
All file their nominations as independents only.
Many times new groups of a few Marathi, Kannada, Urdu Councilors were also made from which eventually a Mayor was elected.
The wards have been changed after the 2018 delimitation
Check the Ward wise details here