New Delhi: After two months of tussle between the Aam Aadmi Get together and the Bharatiya Janata Get together, Delhi is all set to get its new mayor immediately because the stage is about for the mayoral election following the intervention by the Supreme Courtroom. The election will happen after three failed makes an attempt by the municipal physique to carry the election to the highest submit. The election to the posts of mayor, deputy mayor, and 6 members of the standing committee might be held immediately after Delhi Lieutenant Governor V Ok Saxena gave his nod to convene the municipal Home final week.
The apex court docket had on February 17 ordered the issuance of a discover inside 24 hours for convening the primary assembly of the Municipal Company of Delhi (MCD) to repair the date of elections for the mayor, the deputy mayor, and the members of the standing committee of the civic physique.
The order was issued by the court docket after listening to a plea of ruling Aam Aadmi Get together’s (AAP) mayoral candidate Shelly Oberoi, who had sought early conduct of the election.
The apex court docket additionally held that the members nominated by the L-G to MCD can not vote to elect the mayor. In keeping with the Delhi Municipal Company (DMC) Act, 1957, the mayor and the deputy mayor are to be elected within the very first session of the Home after the civic polls. Nevertheless, it has been over two months for the reason that municipal elections have been held on December 4 final.
The AAP had emerged as a transparent winner within the December 4 polls, bagging 134 wards and ending the BJP’s 15-year rule within the civic physique. The BJP received 104 wards to complete second, whereas the Congress received 9 seats within the 250-member Municipal Home.
A month after the municipal polls, the Home convened for the primary time on January 6. It had adjourned following acrimonious exchanges between members of the BJP and the AAP. The second and third conferences referred to as on January 24 and February 6 additionally failed to hold out the train and have been each adjourned with out electing a mayor, triggering a lot political bickering amongst events within the two months for the reason that civic polls. The Home that may convene on Wednesday would be the reconvening of the adjourned first Home that was held on January 6.