The state government has dissolved the Belgaum city corporation today, Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda made a suo moto statement in the assembly stating that the Belgaum corporation has been superseded.
Infact in reality the MES had opposed the resolution but the Mayor in her reply did not mention this.
This is the Third dissolution of the corporation, the first was done in 1976 and the second by the Dharam Singh Govt. after the Vijay More incident in 2005.
The dissolution has been done under section 99/1 of Karnataka Municipal act 1976 for actions that “offended the sentiments” of people of the state and also that from time to time it did not function as per the KMC act.