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JD(S) Corporator Tasleem Becomes First Muslim Woman Mayor Of Mysore

Janata Dal (Secular)’s Meena Bazaar Corporator, Tasleem was elected Mysore Mayor on Saturday, making her the first Muslim woman to become the head of the city.

Tasleem, who represents Ward No.26 (Meena Bazaar), under Chamaraja assembly constituency, secured 47 votes against her nearest opponent Geeta Yoganand of BJP who was also in the fray. However, no Corporators voted against her, making it a unanimous election.

Tasleem is the 22nd mayor of Mysore in the order and is the first woman among Muslim corporators to make it to the Mayor’s office.

Shaik Zakeer Hussain is the Founder and Editor of The Cognate.

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