The strength of the Marathi speaking councilors is 33, while Kannada is 19 and 6 from Urdu group.
Out of the 15 eligible candidates under OBC (A) category 8 are Marathi group, 3 are Kannada group and 4 from Urdu Group.
Ward No.1 – MALASARJA LAXMAN @ FAKIRA BALAGANNAVAR, Ward No.5- ANIL NAGESH MUCHANDIKAR, Ward No.8-RAKESH RAGHUNATH PALANGE, Ward No.13-MADHUSHREE APPASAHEB PUJARI, Ward No.14-DINESH PRAKASH RAVAL, Ward No.26-MEGHA DILIP HALADANKAR, Ward No. 33-BABULAL MUJAWAR, Ward No. 35-MUZAMIL DONI, Ward No. 36-SANJOT SUNIL BANDEKAR, Ward No.37- MATIN SHAIKH ALI, Ward No.38-PUNDALIK RAMA PARIT, Ward No.48-CHIGARE MINAXI SANJAY, Ward No. 51-BANDENAWAZ ABDULSATTAR BALEKUNDRI, Ward No. 54-SHANTAVVA @ SHANTA HANAMANT UPPAR, Ward No.57-BHAIRGOUDA BALAGOUDA PATIL.
The Deputy mayor reservation this time is for Women (Open).
The mayoral elections could not take place in August after a councillor from Mangalore had filed a petition challenging the reservation of such posts. Now however the court has ordered that elections can take place in all corporations except Mangalore.
So Who will be the next Mayor ?