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Councillors fail to elect Delhi’s mayor following fight between AAP, BJP members in MCD House

On Tuesday, the mayor's election in Delhi was again postponed following a ruckus between AAP and BJP councillors in the MCD House.

By wasmulhaq 
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New Delhi: Delhites are anxiously waiting for the election of a new mayor. But it is not possible because two factions, the AAP and the BJP, have councillors who talk less and fight more. It is not a healthy sign of democracy.

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On Tuesday, the mayor’s election in Delhi was again postponed following a ruckus between AAP and BJP councillors in the MCD House. At last, the decision was taken to adjourn the MCD House without electing the mayor and deputy mayor.

Presiding Officer Satya Sharma administered the swearing-in ceremony earlier in the day to the newly nominated members by the Lt. Governor in the MCD House. When the mayoral election voting process was about to begin after the oath taking ceremony, AAP councillor Mukesh Goyal objected, claiming that the nominated members have no right to vote in the mayoral poll.

Mukesh Goyal went on to say that the nominated members should leave the House. His remark sparked protests from BJP council members, which caused a ruckus in the House. The House was then adjourned by Presiding Officer Satya Sharma without electing a mayor or deputy mayor.

Ashu Thakur and Shelly Oberoi are the AAP’s contenders for the position of mayor. However, Rekha Gupta is the BJP’s candidate.

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Aaley Mohammad Iqbal and Jalaj Kumar are the nominees for the post of deputy mayor for the AAP, and Kamal Bagri for the BJP.

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