Congress, JD(S) Yet To Discuss Power-sharing

Published: 31st August 2015 05:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st August 2015 05:17 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU:The Congress and JD(S) leaders who have been talking about an alliance to wrest power at the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) are yet to discuss details on power sharing, including Mayor and Deputy Mayor posts.

“A senior minister has spoken to JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy and we are certain of forming an alliance. However, details on power sharing, including that of the posts of Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Standing Committee heads are yet to be discussed,” a senior Congress leader told Express on Sunday.

The Congress leader expressed confidence that all issues, including power sharing, will be sorted out in the next few days.

“We are confident of sorting out all the issues as the alliance is  being formed in the interest of development of Bengaluru. People of the city have seen the corrupt administration during Bharatiya Janata Party’s rule at the BBMP,” he said.

According to the Congress leader, the initiative to form the alliance came from JD(S) MLAs and it was discussed with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Bengaluru District In-charge Minister Ramalinga Reddy.

When contacted, Reddy said, with the support of independents they have the required numbers to gain control over the BBMP administration.

“Six independents and an SDPI member have already extended their support to our party. Our combined numbers, including JD(S) and non-corporator voters, including MLAs, MLCs and MPs, is 132 in the 261 member-council,” added Reddy.


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