Bharatiya Janata Party councilor Avtar Singh, who once used to sell tea, was elected unopposed as the new mayor of North Delhi on Monday. Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari had nominated Singh for the election, following which he was elected unopposed in the election held at general house meeting of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation.
According to a senior Delhi BJP leader, Singh used his hard work to reach to the post of mayor.
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"Singh is a very hard working BJP cadre. He has used his hard work to reach to the post of mayor from his humble beginning as a tea seller," said the BJP leader.
The election of mayor is indirect in which councilors of the civic body participate. The BJP has a majority in NDMC. The term of mayor is for one year. The third term of the five-year tenure of the corporation is reserved for SC candidates to become mayor.
Earlier, Anju Kangra, BJP councilor of South Delhi Municipal Corporation was elected mayor of the Civic body.
Anju Kamlakar, BJP councilor, is also stated to be elected unopposed as new mayor of East Delhi Municipal Corporation ruled by the party.