BJP corporator from Jogupalya M Gautam Kumar was elected as the 54th mayor of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bengaluru’s local civic body.
Gautam Kumar, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s official candidate for Bengaluru mayor has won the election. Kumar won by 17 votes with 129 votes in his favour, while 112 votes went to the Congress candidate RS Sathyanarayana.
He will replace Congress leader Gangambike Mallikarjun as Bengaluru mayor. This is the first time BJP has won the post in four years. The BJP said that it had finally gotten power in the city corporation after it was denied a chance at power in spite of emerging as the single largest party in the BBMP polls in 2015.