Cabinet meet on Monday, to discuss mayoral polls in Karnataka

The cabinet is due to meet at 9am, and this is the third such meeting after Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai took charge.

Published: 20th September 2021 02:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th September 2021 04:48 AM   |  A+A-

Basavaraj Bommai

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai (Photo | Special arrangement)

Express News Service

BENGALURU : The holding of the contentious Kalaburagi city mayoral and deputy mayoral elections, besides Hubballi-Dharwad and Belagavi, and reservation to the posts, will be discussed at the cabinet meeting on Monday morning, in the backdrop of the legislative session. 

The cabinet is due to meet at 9am, and this is the third such meeting after Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai took charge.

Among other issues, it is slated to discuss preparedness for elections to 25 MLC seats where local bodies are the constituents, which are scheduled to be held in about 10 weeks.

It will also decide on holding elections to the post of president and vice-president of local bodies, besides preparedness for the Sindagi and Hanagal bypolls. 

The ministers are also expected to discuss the controversial Nanjangud temple demolition issue.  

They will take up stopping the flow of sewage water into Malathahalli Lake in Bengaluru, at a cost of Rs 22.4 crore, under the Shubra Bengaluru scheme.

The cabinet will consider the proposal to make a technical education diploma, that is being offered for a period of three years, equivalent to PU.

The research wing of the forensic sciences department of the state police had been seeking some changes, and these are being executed by way of amendments. 

The cabinet will also take up dismissal of M S Meti, executive officer of Kalghatagi Taluk Panchayat, who was recommended for dismissal after serious charges and an inquiry by the Upa Lokayukta.

Administrative approval for the minor irrigation drinking water scheme of 17 villages around Untajji of Muddebihal taluk of Vijayapura, at a cost of Rs 38.78 crore, is also likely to figure during the meeting.

Among other issues will be a welfare scheme to provide essential kits to ST students studying for pre-matriculation and post-matriculation, at a cost of Rs 69.49 crore; administrative approval for extension of lease to First Grade College, Veerashaiva Vidyavardhaka Sangha, Munirabad, Vijayanagar district, with its 30-year lease having expired.

India Matters


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp