Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Kannada corporators win Belgaum polls

BELGAUM: With the victory in the mayoral elections here on Tuesday, Kannadigas have finally taken over the Belgaum City Corporat ion (BCC). Prashanta Budavi has been elected Mayor and Yunus Babasab Momin as Deputy Mayor of the city.The mayoral elections had become a sensitive and prestigious issue for both Kannada speaking and Marathi speaking corporators.

The support of Urdu speaking cor porators was a question mark for the two till the final moments with both the groups desperate till the end. During the process of filing nominations for the Mayor and Deputy Mayor's posts, both groups seemed confident of victory. But as the end neared, their nervousness was evident.

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