Bengaluru: Following a meeting with various ministers from Bengaluru, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has decided to drop it’s controversial ordinance for constituting three new municipal bodies in Bengaluru in place of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).
According to the media reports the ministerial panel has decided not to re-submit the controversial ordinance to the Governor but have decided to convince the court.
The ordinance sought to constitute three new local bodies in Bengaluru to replace the BBMP by amending the Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act.
The opposition parties including BJP and JD(S) opposed the bill stating the ordinance was aimed at delaying the polls to the civic body.
It is said that the Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala denied giving consent to the ordinance keeping in mind the upcoming BBMP elections.
A single judge bench of Karnataka High Court had ordered to hold BBMP polls before May 30. Now the government has filed a writ appeal against the order before a divisional bench.