In the MCD elections held on December 4, the Aam Aadmi Party had won 134 wards and ended the BJP's 15-year-old rule over the civic body.
New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which won the Delhi Municipal Corporation elections, suffered a setback on Friday when Pawan Sehrawat, the party’s councilor from Bawana ward, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Pawan Sehrawat said that he has left AAP on the basis of morality. He alleged that AAP gave instructions to take photos of voting from mobile and abuse women. BJP working president Virendra Sachdeva demanded that the standing committee elections be held afresh. Mobile and pen are not allowed.
Significantly, about two and a half months after the MCD elections, AAP’s Shelly Oberoi defeated BJP’s Rekha Gupta in the mayoral election, while AAP’s Aale Mohammad Iqbal became the deputy mayor by defeating BJP candidate Kamal Bagdi. After this, there was a lot of uproar in the standing committee elections.
Let us tell you that in the MCD elections held on December 4, the Aam Aadmi Party had won 134 wards and ended the 15-year-old rule of the BJP in the civic body. On the other hand, BJP came second with victory in 104 wards. The performance of the Congress party was very disappointing in the MCD elections and the party was able to win only 9 seats in the 250-member House.