BELAGAVI: The name boards of Mayor Sarita Patil and her deputy Sanjay Shinde in the Corporation office were painted black by a few KRV activists on Saturday for their participation in the ‘Black Day’ rally organised by pro-Maharashtra outfits.
The activists entered the administrative office from the rear entrance and painted black the name boards of Patil, Shinde, MLAs Sambhajirao Patil and Sanjay Patil and shouted slogans against them.
Police, who were unaware of the developments, rushed to the office and rounded up five activists. The corporation officials, who removed the painted name boards, handed them over to the police.
Later in the day, Mayor Sarita held a meeting with Marathi linguistic corporators at her chamber and discussed the issue of government’s showcause notices to her and Shinde.
After knowing that Mayor Sarita were conducting the meeting, people from a few Kannada organisations tried to enter the office but were stopped by police.
Sources told Express that the ruling Marathi group, including Mayor and Deputy Mayor, has decided to follow the government order and pass a resolution to increase property tax by 15 pc in the next general body poll.