New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that allowing nominated councilors to vote in mayoral elections is against the constitution.
Aam Aadmi Party won 134 seats in the Delhi Municipal Corporation elections. BJP won 104 seats. With this, the Aam Aadmi Party ended the 15-year dominance of the BJP last month.
In this case, the Municipal Corporation meeting to elect the Mayor of Delhi was held yesterday. On behalf of the Aam Aadmi Party, Chelly Obarai was announced as the mayoral candidate and Mohammad Iqbal as the deputy mayoral candidate. On behalf of BJP, Rekha Gupta and Kamal Bhatki have been announced as the mayor and deputy mayor candidates.
The Aam Aadmi Party recommended that Mukesh Goyal be appointed as the interim Speaker to conduct the mayoral election. But Delhi Lt Governor Saxena appointed BJP councilor Satya Sharma as its chairman.
Before taking the oath of office of the elected members of the Delhi Municipal Corporation in yesterday’s meeting, Chairman Satya Sharma invited the nominated councilors to take oath. The Aam Aadmi Party alleged that this was an attempt to keep them stuck in the mayoral election.
Due to this there was chaos in the assembly. Aam Aadmi Party and BJP members clashed. As the tension continued, the mayoral elections were postponed before the polls took place. It was informed that the Lt Governor will announce the new date for holding the mayoral election.
In an interview given by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, “Section 243R of the Political Charter prohibits nominated members from voting in the House. “The attempt to make them vote is against the constitution,” he said.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted, “How low will BJP members go to hide what you did in Delhi Corporation? It is illegal to invite elected councilors to take the oath without letting the elected councilors take the oath.
If you can’t respect people’s verdict, why did you hold elections? As mentioned.