Vijayapura: The newly elected 35 Corporators of City Corporations are eagerly waiting to take charge which is possible only after taking the oath.
Four days have already passed since the results were declared on October 31.
The newly elected members are hoping for the Administration to announce the date of the oath-taking event as the Corporators can start their official work only after the event.
“We are earnestly hoping for the announcement of the date. Hopefully, it will be done in a few days,” said Premanand Biradar, the newly elected BJP Corporator of Ward 21.
Meanwhile, the majority of the elected Corporators are busy meeting the voters and thanking them for their support. The Corporators are holding events to thank their voters while the voters too are busy congratulating the winners.
“It has been three days, we are busy meeting the voters of our ward. Since they voted for us for victory, it is our duty to thank them. At the same time, we are also collecting the information from residents of our ward on their civic issues so that we can take up their work after taking charge,” said Vimala Kane, the newly elected independent Corporator of Ward 18.
The sources meanwhile said the Regional Commissioner has the authority to announce the date of oath taking and date for the election of the new Mayor and Deputy Mayor.
The sources said that since some official formalities are needed to be completed, the date will be announced after that.
Amid this, all 17 newly elected BJP corporators met Chief Minister, Basavaraj Bommai in Bangalore on Friday November 4 to thank him under the leadership of MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal.
Premanand Biradar who was one of the members said that this is for the first time that 17 Corporators of the BJP have won.
“We not only thanked him but also appealed for a grant of additional funds to Vijayapura City Corporation for development works. The CM has assured to meet our demand,” he said.