Mangaluru : With the last one year term of the Congress rule in the Mangaluru City Corporation remaining, there is curiosity galore as to who will be adorning the post of Mayor of Mangaluru during this term. The term of sitting Mayor Harinath ends on March 11.
Already reservation has been announced for the post of Mayor and Deputy Mayor. The Mayor’s post this time is for a general category lady candidate while the Deputy Mayor’s post is reserved for an SC candidate.
As far as lady corporators of the Congress are concerned, the three women who are very much active in the MCC circles are Appi, Kavitha Sanil and Pratibha Kulai. Both Appi and Kavitha Sanil are three time corporators while Pratibha is a first time corporator. Appi and Kavitha have already held different positions in MCC and Kavitha is currently the Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Education, Health and Social Justice.
The District Congress Committee is facing a daunting task of selecting one of the three lady corporators for the post of Mayor. Moreover with Mangaluru chosen for the Smart City Project, the new Mayor will have greater responsibility on her shoulders and should be able to effectively carry forward the agenda of development.
Kavitha Sanil hopes she can get the top post, courtesy her achievements and experience, while Appi feels knowing the ins and outs of various places of the city would be an added advantage for her.
On the other hand Pratibha assures to work to the best of her capabilities if elected Mayor.