The garden city welcomed its new Mayor recently. Congress councillor from DJ Halli ward R Sampath Raj was elected unopposed as the 51st Mayor. He secured 139 out of 266 votes, as only members of the Congress and JD (S) voted.
JD(S) member and Rajagopal Nagar councillor Padmavathi Narasimhamurthy was elected unopposed as the Deputy Mayor.
She secured 138 of 266 votes, as one Congress councillor was not present at the time of voting.
The BJP had fielded JP Park ward councillor Mamatha Vasudev. Hours after being elected, Mayor R Sampath Raj visited rain-affected areas in HSR Layout and Shanthi Nagar and spoke to residents.