The Delhi civic body failed to elect its Mayor and Deputy Mayor today as the House was adjourned amid protests by BJP members. This is the second time the House convened for the Mayor election. The mayoral poll was stalled during the first seating of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) after a ruckus between the AAP and BJP.
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No Mayor For Now As Delhi Civic Body Adjourned Again
The Delhi civic body failed to elect its Mayor and Deputy Mayor today as the House was adjourned amid protests by BJP members. This is the second time the House convened for the Mayor election.
भाजपा आज नगर निगम में क़ब्ज़ा करने के लिए लाठी डंडों के साथ फ़ोर्स लाई है । क्या किसी सदन में ये देखा है ? pic.twitter.com/QDNwxCxvYJ
– Saurabh Bharadwaj (@Saurabh_MLAgk) January 24, 2023
Elected Delhi Councillors Take Oath After Nominated Members
The elected members of the Delhi civic body are now being administered oath after the completion of the process for their nominated counterparts. The AAP this time did not try to disrupt the oath administering process for the nominated councillors.
Delhi Civic House Convenes, Nominated Members Take Oath First
The meeting of the Delhi civic body began today with the nominated councillors taking oath first amid protests by the AAP. The ruling party member Mukesh Goyal said this is a deflection from the tradition of first administering oath to the elected members. Presiding Officer Satya Sharma said it is upto him how to schedule the oath administering process.
Shelly Oberoi and Ashu Thakur are the AAP’s contenders for the post of mayor. The BJP has nominated Rekha Gupta. The nominees for the post of deputy mayor are Aaley Mohammad Iqbal and Jalaj Kumar (AAP), and Kamal Bagri (BJP). Besides the mayor and the deputy mayor, six members of the MCD’s standing committee are also slated to be elected during the municipal House.
The Delhi civic polls were held on December 4 and votes were counted on December 7. The AAP had emerged as a clear winner winning 134 wards and ending the BJP’s 15-year rule in the civic body. The BJP won 104 wards to finish second while the Congress won nine seats.
The first meeting of the 250 newly elected members of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi House on January 6 was adjourned and no election was held for the posts of mayor and deputy mayor amid protests by AAP councillors over the presiding officer’s decision to administer oath to the 10 aldermen first.
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