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Gulzar Banu

Gulzar Banu (born 1963[1]) is an Indian politician and incumbent Mayor of the Mangalore City Corporation, India. A member of the Indian National Congress (INC), Banu is the sixth woman to hold the position of Mayor.[2] She has studied until class 10 in the school, BEM SCHOOL MANGALORE, and married Shamsuddin.[2] They couple have ten children.[2] Prior to becoming Mayor, Banu was a corporator from the Katipalla ward, having been elected twice into the position.[2] Banu won the 2012 mayoral election after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate, Roopa Bangera, was disqualified due to a failure to properly submit her caste certificate in the prescribed format within the given time, and that the certificate subsequently submitted by her was past the time stipulated for filing the nomination.[1][3] As a result, Banu became the only running candidate and was hence declared elected by default.[1] This incident came as a shock to many, since the BJP nominee was widely considered to be most likely to win.[2] Due to the absence of any provision in the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act, 1976, to call for a no-confidence motion, Banu will serve as Mayor for the proscribed term from 7 March 2012 to 20 February 2013.[2] She took office on 7 March 2012, with BJP politician Amitakala as Deputy Mayor.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Congress bags Mayor's post as BJP goofs up". The Hindu. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Mangalore: Mayoral Elections - BJP Nomination Rejected, Congress Wins by Default". Daijiworld Media Pvt Ltd Mangalore. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Shenoy, Jaideep (8 March 2012). "Over confidence serves a major jolt to ruling BJP". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Mangalore: Two Women at the Helm - Gulzar Mayor, Amitakala Deputy". Mangalorean.com. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 

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The Hindu
Sun, 01 May 2016 04:48:45 -0700

Nearly 60 per cent of the Indian population are into farming, the subsidy extended to the community is just 2.33 per cent. CITU leaders from Tumakuru district unit Syed Mujeeb, N.K. Subramanya, S. Raghavendra, Gulzar Banu and others were present.

The Hindu

The Hindu
Fri, 11 Mar 2016 16:33:12 -0800

It was in 2012, when the BJP was in majority in the council, Gulzar Banu, a councillor from the then Opposition Congress, was elected Mayor. It was not due to reservation but due to rejection of the nomination papers of the official Mayoral candidate ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:48:45 -0700

QUEEN'S ROAD: When she was seven, Gulzar Banu (34) lost vision in her right eye. But it didn't deter her from studies or her daily chores, till tragedy struck four years. ago when she lost vision in her left eye too. For three years, the Chitradurga ...


Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:10:46 -0700

Mangaluru, Oct 6: District BJP workers gathered in front of the Mangaluru City Corporation on Tuesday October 6 to protest against the administration of the Congress party on various issues which the people are facing and demanded to take necessary steps.

The Hindu

The Hindu
Mon, 02 Feb 2015 03:13:33 -0800

They demanded to fill the posts of Deputy Directors, Program Officers and other posts which are vacant in the Women and Child Welfare department. Leaders of CITU, G.Kamala, Gulzar Banu, S.D.Paravathamma, leaders of AITUC, Rajamma, Kalavathi and ...
Sun, 16 Sep 2012 23:22:30 -0700

The foundation stone was laid by the dignitaries present on the occasion namely K C Naik, MD, Mahabaleshwara Promoters and Developers; Gulzar Banu, mayor; Pushparaj Jain, MD, Abish builders and P M A Razak, MD, Plama Developers Ltd.

The Hindu

The Hindu
Thu, 20 Dec 2012 04:32:04 -0800

Mangalore City Corporation Commissioner Harish Kumar said here on Wednesday that the corporation has planned to conduct a comprehensive ward-wise survey for property tax. To a question raised by the former Mayor Shankar Bhat (BJP) on the issue of ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:04:02 -0800

Mangalore City Corporation has earmarked Rs. 34.17 crore for the second vented dam at Thumbe in the budget for 2013-14. The dam is expected to meet the drinking water needs of the city till 2026. The budget has earmarked Rs. 17.95 crore for various ...

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