Regional Commissioner and Returning Officer P.A. Meghannanavar has notified the poll timetable for the post of mayor of Belagavi to be on March 1.
The post of the Mayor is reserved for a candidate from the Scheduled Tribes and that of the Deputy Mayor for Backward Classes (woman).
The dates for elections have been announced when Belagavi City Corporation members representing Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti (MES) have filed a writ petition in the high court, questioning the state government’s power to announced reservation in the urban local body.
The case will come up for hearing on February 20. The ruling Marathi group has no ST candidate and hence the Mayor will be from the opposition this time.