Udupi, Aug 08: Savitha Shivanand Kotian and Prakash T Mendon from BJP were unanimously elected as the president and vice-president respectively for the third term of Zilla Panchayath. The tenure of newly elected president and vice president is 18 months.
Mysore Division Regional Commissioner M.V. Jayanti was the election officer. Both Savitha Shivanand Kotian and Prakash T Mendon had filed two sets of nominations. The Udupi ZP has 25 members, of which the BJP’s strength is 16 and 9 members with Congress.
Speaking on the occasion, Savitha Shivanand Kotian said her priority was for solving the drinking water problems, road repairs and putting an end to farmer’s misery.
Prakash T Mendon promised that he would work for the development of the district regardless of politics. “Transparency and commitment is my slogan,” he said. The issues relating to street lights and health will be prioritised, he added.