The election of Delhi mayor, deputy mayor and members of the standing committee might be held on February 16. Earlier three unsuccessful conferences of the MCD Home have taken place, however the election couldn’t be held. Lieutenant Governor of Delhi V.Okay. Saxena has accepted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s proposal to carry the elections on February 16.
The final three conferences, held on January 6 and 24 and once more on February 6, have been postponed after a ruckus between BJP and Aam Aadmi Party corporators, after which the election of the mayor and deputy mayor is but to happen within the nationwide capital.
The final assembly of MCD councilors, held on February 6, was adjourned until the subsequent date amid sloganeering and uproar over the voting rights of aldermen. The presiding officer of the MCD had stated that the election of mayor, deputy mayor and members of the standing committee could be held concurrently. He additionally stated that as per DMC Act, Alderman is eligible to vote in Mayor, Deputy Mayor elections.
Nevertheless, AAP councilors strongly opposed the alderman being allowed to vote. AAP corporator and Leader of the Home Mukesh Goyal had stated, “The Supreme Court order clearly states that aldermen can only vote in ward committee elections, but mayors cannot vote in elections.”
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