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BJP's Anup Gupta wins Chandigarh mayor election by 1 vote, defeats AAP

BJP's Anup Gupta is set to become Chandigarh's new mayor after the saffron party won the mayoral election. The BJP received 15 while the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) got 14 votes.

India TV News Desk Edited By: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: January 17, 2023 14:58 IST
BJP leader Anup Gupta, Chandigarh Mayor
Image Source : @IMPREETSBAKSHI BJP leader Anup Gupta elected as Mayor of Chandigarh

BJP's Anup Gupta is set to become Chandigarh's new mayor after the saffron party won the mayoral election. The BJP received 15 while the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) got 14 votes.

A close fight was expected between the BJP and AAP after the Congress, which has six members and the Shiromani Akali Dal, which has a lone member, decided to abstain.

Both BJP and AAP have 14 councillors each in the House while Chandigarh's Member of Parliament, who at present is BJP's Kirron Kher, also has a vote being an ex-officio member of the municipal corporation House.

Kher also cast her vote in the polls.

Later in the day, elections will also be held for the post of Senior Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

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