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Political conflict increases between AAP and L-G over appointment of BJP councillor as presiding officer

The political conflict between Arvind Kejriwal's AAP and L-G VK Saxena has increased just before the election of a new mayor of Delhi.

By wasmulhaq 
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New Delhi: The political conflict between Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena has increased just before the election of a new mayor of Delhi.

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The mayor and deputy mayor will be elected on Friday at the first municipal house, when all newly elected council members will take the oath of office.

Lt. Governor of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, under Section 77 of the Act, is happy to propose Satya Sharma, a councillor from Ward No. 226, to preside over the meeting for the election of the mayor.

“Santosh Kumar Rai, District Magistrate of New Delhi, will administer her oath or affirmation in accordance with Section 32 of the Act.” “The other councillors will be administered an oath (affirmation by the presiding officer),”.

After the swearing-in ceremony, the newly elected councillors will elect the mayor, as required by Section 35 of the Act.

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As per the officials, candidates  from the AAP and  the BJP — have been selected for the post of mayor.

According to Sections 35(1) and 45(1)(i) of the Act, respectively, the newly elected mayor will thereafter assume the chair and conduct the elections for the Deputy Mayor and six members of the Standing Committee.

Five one-year terms are available for the position of mayor in Delhi, with the first year designated for women, the second for the open category, the third for the reserved category, and the final two terms also available in the open category.

AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj tweeted in response to the notification, “It is customary to nominate the senior-most member of the House as pro-tem Speaker or presiding officer.” However, the BJP is adamant on eliminating all democratic institutions and traditions.

The mayoral poll generally takes place a month after the counting of votes that occurred on December 7.

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