MADIKERI/BENGALURU: As many as 73 Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) members landed in Kodagu early on Tuesday and are relaxing at two resorts on the outskirts of Madikeri.
The team was led by Congress MLA Somashekar, who spoke to the media in front of a resort. He said women BBMP members and their families were at the Taj while the men were at Club Mahindra.
He added that as of now 73 members were in Kodagu and three are with the independents in Kerala. They are coming to Madikeri on Tuesday evening, he said.
On Thursday, on the eve of the poll, they will return to Bengaluru, Somashekar added. He said that they would respect the court order on the mayoral elections.
The women members said they had not come to Madikeri as they were afraid of Operation Kamala, but “to relax and make themselves stress-free”.
They added that soon Bengaluru will be made a green city as it was the BJP rule in the BBMP Council that spoiled the city with garbage mess and various scandals.
The members expressed happiness with the weather in Kodagu and said if time permits, they would go sight-seeing too. Kodagu Congress president B T Pradeep and other leaders met them and held discussions.
Who Foots the Bill?
Though Bengaluru In-charge Minister Ramalinga Reddy has claimed that the party would foot the bill for the resort stay of the corporators in Madikeri, Congress sources said party legislators Byrathi Suresh and S T Somashekar have been assigned the responsibility of hospitality and of keeping the flock together.