According to the BJP, the COVID control room has directed councillors to spend from their own pocket to feed the needy in their wards.
The district collector kept on requesting party workers and audience who gathered to witness the ceremony to comply with social distancing norms.
In Thiruvananthapuram, District Collector Navjot Khosa administered oath to Vellanad Sasidharan Nair and P Ashok Kumar in district panchayat and corporation, respectively.
Pushpalatha S, another mayor probable of the LDF who contested from Nedumcaud ward, lost to BJP for the first time in her sitting ward.
However, the new council will enjoy the advantage of having a clear majority, unlike the last term when it had to rule without a clear majority.
Against 71.9 % polling in 2015, the capital city registered only 69.72% in the local body polls this time.
While Pattom initially saw Gowreesapattom Mohan being fielded, he was diagnosed with COVID-19, which led the DCC leadership to scout for another suitable candidate.
BJP, which is determined to wrest the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation, has fielded a heavy weight in the upcoming election.
Street lighting issues continue to plague the city despite the efforts of the civic body to replace the conventional bulbs with LED lights, as Chinese imports have been banned.
The much-awaited project was delayed after former consultant Wadia Techno Engineering Services Ltd ran into controversy.
The city Corporation has upped the ante and taken its war against plastic to another level.