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Delhi Mayor election: Polls postponed again after BJP, AAP members create ruckus; House adjourned

Delhi Mayor election: The LG-nominated members and 10 aldermen will take oath first today, days after the proceedings of the house derailed and ended in a ruckus over not administrating oath to elected councillors first.

India TV News Desk Edited By: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: January 24, 2023 23:55 IST
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Delhi Mayor election: After the proceedings were disrupted on January 6 with a ruckus between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the civic body will meet again today, January 24, to elect the mayor and deputy mayor. As per the schedule shared by the MCD, House proceedings will begin at 11 am. The LG-nominated members and 10 aldermen will take oath first today, days after the proceedings of the house derailed and ended in a ruckus over not administrating oath to elected councillors first. The maiden meeting of the newly elected MCD council on January 6 was adjourned without mayor and the deputy mayor amid loud protests by AAP councillors over the presiding officer's decision to administer oath to the 10 aldermen first. The civic polls were held on December 4 and the counting of votes took place on December 7. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had emerged as a clear winner in the polls, bagging 134 wards and ending the BJP's 15-year rule in the civic body. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 104 wards to finish second, while the Congress won nine seats in the 250-member municipal house which will convene on January 24 for the second time after the 2022 civic polls. Shelly Oberoi and Ashu Thakur are AAP's contenders for the post of mayor, with Oberoi said to have a stronger claim to the post. BJP has nominated Rekha Gupta as its contender for the post.  The nominees for the post of deputy mayor are -- Aaley Mohammad Iqbal and Jalaj Kumar (AAP), and Kamal Bagri (BJP). Besides mayor and deputy mayor, six members of the MCD's standing committee are also slated to be elected during the January 24 municipal House.

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  • 5:52 PM (IST) Posted by Rajukumar

    BJP should accept MCD poll defeat, ensure smooth mayoral election: Delhi Dy CM Sisodia

    Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday asked the BJP to accept their defeat in the MCD polls and help ensure smooth conduct of mayoral elections. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) House was adjourned on Tuesday without electing mayor and deputy mayor amid a ruckus by some councillors. After the oath of aldermen and elected councillors, the House was adjourned for 15 minutes during which a number of BJP councillors started moving into the House, chanting "Modi, Modi", and raised slogans against AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal. Sisodia, a senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader, also accused the BJP of "running away from the election of mayor". "Everyone saw the drama of the BJP. The public had got fed up with their rule in the MCD. They gave mountains of garbage to Delhi and ruined the entire capital," Sisodia said. "First, they avoided MCD elections and when the public has showed them the door, they are running away from the election of mayor," he said.

  • 5:01 PM (IST) Posted by Rajukumar

    MCD again witnesses dramatic scene

    There was an unusual security arrangement for the House proceeding with personnel deployed on the Civic Centre premises, and in the House as well. However, there was a heated discussion between BJP and AAP members following which presiding officer Satya Sharma, a BJP councillor, adjourned the House without holding the poll. All AAP councillors, their 13 MLAs and three MPs sat in the House and demanded BJP councillors come back so that the mayoral polls could be conducted.

  • 3:15 PM (IST) Posted by Rajukumar

    Delhi Mayor election postponed as House adjourned sine die due to ruckus

    A ruckus ensued at Civic Centre, MCD Headquarters soon after voting for Delhi Mayor began. The election is postponed as the House was adjourned sine die due to ruckus.

     

  • 1:28 PM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    BJP leaders express hope that mayor will be from saffron party

    BJP leaders have expressed hopes that the mayor will be elected from their party. "We want to be our mayor. Every party wants the mayor to be from their party," BJP leader Parvesh Verma said.

    Meanwhile, former Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said, "Councilors will go with the voice of their conscience. We hope that the mayor will be elected from the BJP." He also added that the saffron party never loses hope. 

  • 12:05 PM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    Oath ceremony of elected councillors underway

    The oath ceremony of elected councillors is underway. 

     

  • 12:04 PM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    Mayor will be elected from saffron party: BJP leader

    BJP leader Harish Khurana claimed that the mayor will be elected from the saffron party, He also accused the AAP of obstructing proceedings of the House.

  • 11:37 AM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    Six nominated councillors take oath

    As many as six nominated councillors have been administered oaths today. Earlier on January 4, four councillors had taken oaths. The nominated members raised slogans of "Jai Shri Ram" and "Bharat Mata ki Jai" after the oath ceremony.

     

  • 11:33 AM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    AAP protests ahead of nominated members' oath

    After the beginning of proceedings, the AAP started protesting ahead of the oath ceremony of Lieutenant-Governor appointed aldermen. 

  • 11:20 AM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    Proceedings of house begin

    The proceedings of the house have begun before the mayoral election

  • 10:57 AM (IST) Posted by Anurag Roushan

    Heavy deployment of security personnel at MCD House for mayoral poll

    Authorities have stepped up security inside the municipal House and on the Civic Centre premises for the mayoral poll. A larger number of civil defence personnel, including women members, and marshals have been deployed compared to the deployment during the first municipal House on January 6, a senior official said. The maiden meeting of the newly elected 250-member Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) House on January 6 was adjourned without electing the mayor and the deputy mayor amid loud protests by AAP councillors over the presiding officer's decision to administer the oath to the 10 aldermen first.

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