New Delhi: Delhi Mayoral election was postponed for the 3rd time yesterday.
Elections were held last December for a total of 250 seats in the Delhi Corporation. Aam Aadmi Party won 134 seats and got majority. BJP won 104 seats, Congress 9 seats and Independents 3 seats.
On behalf of Aam Aadmi Party, Shelly Obera was announced for the post of Mayor and Ale Mohammad Iqbal for the post of Deputy Mayor. The BJP also announced its mayoral and deputy mayoral candidates.
Subsequently, there was a heated argument and violence between the Aam Aadmi Party and BJP members in the Delhi Cabinet meeting held on January 6 and 24. As a result, the meeting was adjourned without holding the Mayor and Deputy Mayor elections.
In this case, the Delhi Cabinet meeting started at 11.30 am yesterday under the chairmanship of Interim Speaker Satya Sharma. Then Chairman Satya Sai announced that the election of Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Standing Committee members will be held simultaneously and nominated members can also vote.
The Aam Aadmi Party strongly opposed this. They argued that nominated members can vote only in ward committees and not in mayoral and vice-mayoral elections.
The mayoral election was not held due to the chaos and the meeting was adjourned for the 3rd time.
Adishi, an Aam Aadmi Party member who came out of the House, said, “BJP is planning to disrupt its activities to postpone them. We are going to the Supreme Court. We are demanding court-supervised elections.” said.
Aam Aadmi Party senior leader Sanjay Singh later confirmed this while talking to the media.
According to the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957, the Mayor and Deputy Mayor must be elected in the first meeting of the Corporation held after the elections. But even after 2 months of elections, Delhi has not got a mayor.