A huge ruckus erupted in the civic center on Friday before polling began for the Delhi Municipal Corporation’s mayoral elections.
New Delhi: A huge ruckus broke out at the Civic Center on Friday before polling began for the MCD mayoral polls.
There was an uproar over the swearing-in of nominated corporators. BJP and AAP corporators clashed and raised slogans against each other before the Delhi Mayoral elections at the Civic Centre. After the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) mayoral elections, Delhi will elect a new mayor, deputy mayor and Speaker of the House.
Aam Aadmi Party has fielded Shalli Oberoi and BJP has fielded Rekha Gupta for the post of Mayor.
On Congress’ decision to walk out during the polls, Aam Aadmi Party leader and spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said, “Congress’ walkout during polls is directly benefiting the BJP, especially in the standing committee elections.”
Aam Aadmi Party leaders Saurabh Bhardwaj and Atishi both alleged that the fix-up between Congress and BJP was already decided.
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Citing the example of Congress corporator Nazia Danish from Zakir Nagar, Saurabh said, “Lieutenant Governor of Delhi VK Saxena appointed Nazia Danish as a member of the Haj Committee without the consent of the Delhi government.”
Saurabh also said that the BJP is allotting posts to the Muslim corporators won by the Congress through Delhi Lt. Governors so that they can help the BJP in the Congress Standing Committee elections.
Although Saurabh Bhardwaj has claimed that his party will win in the standing committee with mayor and deputy mayor, the Aam Aadmi Party fears a BJP intrusion in the standing committee with 274 votes and 250 elected corporators to vote.
Along with this, 7 Lok Sabha MPs from Delhi, 3 Rajya Sabha MPs and 14 MLAs from among the nominees, who are made with the consent of the Delhi Assembly Speaker, will also participate in the voting.
Along with the post of mayor and deputy mayor, standing committee members will also be elected.
Seven candidates are in the fray for 6 seats of the Standing Committee. Aam Aadmi Party has nominated Amil Malik, Raminder Kaur, Mohini Jinwal and Sarika Chaudhary while BJP has nominated Kamaljit Sehrawat, Gajendra Daral and Pankaj Luthra for the Standing Committee.
In the MCD elections, Aam Aadmi Party won 134 seats, while Bharatiya Janata Party won 104 seats.
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