Taken fromExpress News Service:
Sarva Bhashik Sama Vichar Vikas Vedike, a forum of corporators who are against the Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti (MES), has claimed that their group will capture the prestigious posts of Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the Belgaum City Corporation.
Forum leader and former mayor Sambhajirao Patil told reporters that out of 58 members in the Corporation, his group has 29 corporators.
He said the corporators who are against the MES have come on a common platform with an intention of developing the Belgaum city.
Four-time mayor Sambhajirao Patil said the forum has Kannada, Marathi and Urdu speaking corporators. He said seven more Marathi speaking corporators who at present are with the MES will join his forum before the elections for Mayor and Deputy Mayor.
He said the forum is committed to the development of the city an it has no interest in border dispute and border politics.
When asked whether he is interested to contest for the Mayor’s post, Patil said he was not interested in Mayor’s post but added that if all corporators of the forum want him to contest, then he will re-think on it.
He alleged that the MES has cheated the Marathi speaking people on Karnataka-Maharashtra border dispute. He said it (MES) is least bothered about the development of the city.
Senior Kannada and Urdu corporators N B Nirwani and Latifkhan Pathan were present. As many as 24 corporators were present in the press meet and five corporators remained absent. However, the forum claimed that all the five corporators have given in writing that they are with the forum.
Wow what a politicians Game, I should say. I am not instrested in becoming mayor but if you al insist I will surely be one. Anyways folks the mayor elections are getting hotter day by day and horse trading in this election is now MANDATORY I belive. Lets See Who wins it anyway. Still the reservation category for the Mayor is not declared, obce that is done the the HORSE TRADING will be at its peak.