Delhi Mayor Election: MCD meeting will be held again on Monday, will Delhi get mayor this time?


The assembly of the Municipal Company (MCD) Home has been known as on Monday to elect the mayor of Delhi. Earlier than this, two makes an attempt to elect the mayor have failed. Two months have handed for the reason that municipal elections, however until now the town has not received a brand new mayor. The explanation behind that is the tussle between BJP and AAP.

Delhi’s mayor was to fulfill within the first assembly of the Home itself.

Below the Delhi Municipal Company (DMC) Act 1957, the election of the mayor and deputy mayor needs to be held within the first assembly of the municipal physique. Earlier, the assembly of the MCD Home was known as twice on January 6 and January 24, however attributable to uproar by BJP and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councilors, the presiding officer adjourned the proceedings with out holding the election of the mayor.

BJP nominated Rekha Gupta for mayor, then AAP fielded Shelly Oberoi

Within the Home assembly convened on February 6, the BJP has nominated Rekha Gupta as its candidate for the publish of Mayor. Alternatively, Shelly Oberoi is concerned within the race for the publish of mayor. For Deputy Mayor, AAP and BJP have fielded Aale Mohammad Iqbal and Kamal Bagri respectively. Together with the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, six members of the Standing Committee of MCD are additionally to be elected.

Councilors have been administered oath within the second assembly

The primary session of the 250-member physique after the elections held on December 4 final yr was an entire waste whereas within the second session, the elected councilors took oath after the nominated members took oath. After the completion of the oath-taking proceedings, the second session of the Home was adjourned for the subsequent date by the Presiding Officer and BJP councilor Satya Sharma.

Robust ruckus between BJP and AAP within the Home assembly

BJP members raised anti-AAP and anti-Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal slogans outdoors the chamber, whereas AAP members held a peaceable protest for about 5 hours within the Home. After the proceedings of the civic physique have been adjourned, AAP leaders, together with Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh, claimed that the mayor’s election was not being allowed to happen and the BJP was beginning a harmful custom by strangling democracy.

AAP registers landslide victory in MCD elections

Within the MCD elections, AAP emerged as the only largest social gathering with 134 councillors, whereas the BJP received 104 seats. The Congress had received 9 seats.

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