The Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation will conduct a special session from 11 am here on Thursday to administer the oath to the newly-elected corporators followed by the election of mayor and two deputy mayors. The special officer of GVMC and district collector visited the newly constructed council hall and asked the officials to make seating arrangements as per the protocol. The hall has to accommodate 98 elected corporators 12 ex-officio members who include MPs and MLAs.
He asked all the elected corporators to attend the council hall special meeting at 10.30 am and start the proceedings from 11 am onwards. After the swearing-in ceremony, the prospective mayor and deputy mayor candidates would be filing forms and later by show of hands, the election of mayor and two deputy mayors would be completed. The newly elected mayor would issue a notice to the corporators for conducting the further proceedings of the council.
The YSRCP has a strength of 59 corporators, followed by TDP 30, Independents 4, Jana Sena 3, and BJP, CPI, CPM one each. The collector said security arrangements have been made to prevent any untoward incidents.