Today, there was a lot of uproar during the Mayor (MCD Mayor Election) election in Delhi. As soon as the presiding officer started administering oath to the nominated members, there was an uproar in the house. The councilors of Aam Aadmi Party started opposing it. The dispute increased so much that a scuffle started between the councilors. Many councilors were seen throwing chairs at each other. The BJP has accused the councilors of the Aam Aadmi Party of assault. It is claimed that many councilors have also been hurt. Seeing the growing uproar, the presiding officer postponed the election. Now the Lieutenant Governor will again announce a date for the mayor’s election. Let us understand in ten points that what happened throughout the day and what is likely to happen in the future?
1. Lieutenant Governor had nominated 10 members before the mayoral election
On January 5, 10 councilors were nominated by Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Vinay Kumar Saxena. The nominated councilors include Vinod Kumar, Laxman Arya, Mukesh Mann, Mahesh Singh Tomar, Rajkumar Bhatia, Mohan Goyal, Sanjay Tyagi, Rajpal Rana, Kamal Jeet Singh and Rohtash Kumar. The Aam Aadmi Party alleges that all of them are members of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
2. Who are the candidates for mayor and deputy mayor?
The Aam Aadmi Party has fielded councilor Shaili Oberoi as its mayor candidate, while Rekha Gupta is in the fray from the BJP. Aam Aadmi Party has nominated Aale Mohammad Iqbal and BJP has nominated Kamal Bagdi for the post of Deputy Mayor.
3. Congress had decided to stay away from the elections
The Congress had decided to stay away from the mayoral and deputy mayor elections. This time nine Congress candidates got victory in Delhi Municipal Corporation elections. Congress state president Anil Chaudhary had announced this on Thursday itself. He had said that the Congress party did not get public support in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, respecting which the Congress party has decided to abstain from voting for the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and members of the Standing Committee.
4. Controversy started even before the elections
Today the election of mayor and deputy mayor was to be held. Earlier, the oath was to be administered to all the councilors by the presiding officer nominated by the Lieutenant Governor. The presiding officer first called the nominated members to administer the oath. Angered by this, the councilors of the Aam Aadmi Party started a ruckus.