New Delhi: Amid the postponement of the Delhi mayoral election for the third time, the Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a petition filed by Aam Aadmi Party’s mayoral candidate Shelly Oberoi.
Senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who appeared in the Supreme Court on behalf of Delhi mayoral candidate Shelly Oberoi, said, “Two months have passed since the election to the Delhi Corporation. The mayoral election has not yet been held. This is a democratic massacre.”
Corporation of Delhi: 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. As a result, the BJP, which had enjoyed a majority in the Delhi Corporation for 15 years, lost its strength.
Following this, Aam Aadmi Party announced Shelly Obera 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.
Adjournment of elections by Amali: In this situation, the election to elect the Mayor of Delhi was held on January 6 and 24. At that time, the mayoral election was postponed due to the clashes between the Aam Aadmi Party and the BJP regarding the appointed members known as Aldermen.
Adjournment for 3rd time: In this situation, the meeting of the Delhi Parliament on Monday (February 6) started yesterday at 11.30 am 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, “The BJP is planning to disrupt its activities to postpone them. We are going to the Supreme Court. We will demand that elections be conducted under court supervision.” had informed that.
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 it is noteworthy that even after 2 months of the election, Delhi has not got a mayor.