MCD Mayor Election: Strong uproar in the House
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There has been no change in the stand of the BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party on the swearing-in of nominated members of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi. There is a conflict between the two parties on this issue. In such a situation, the option of getting the councilors sworn in under the protection of marshals and police can be considered. A request has been made to the Lieutenant Governor to declare a new date for the swearing-in and polling for the post of mayor on behalf of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi administration. The swearing-in and voting for the mayoral post is likely to take place in the next week.
According to the information received from the sources, the Lieutenant Governor has been advised that if both the parties do not agree on mutual consent, then the cooperation of marshals and other security officials can be taken for this. The Lieutenant Governor can also request the Delhi Police to cooperate with the municipal administration in conducting the election for the post of Mayor. The final decision on this has to be taken by the Lieutenant Governor.
Both parties should respect the democratic process – Satya Sharma
Satya Sharma, who was appointed as the presiding officer to administer the oath to the newly elected members of the Municipal Corporation, told Amar Ujala that she appeals to both the parties to adopt a peaceful method and take oath under the democratic process and for the post of mayor. Help in conducting elections. He said that the instructions of the Lieutenant Governor are awaited for this. The swearing-in process of the elected-nominated members will be completed after the instructions are issued by the Lieutenant Governor.
Kejriwal does not take the opposition along – BJP
Senior BJP leader Praveen Shankar Kapoor told Amar Ujala that Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Aadmi Party do not believe in taking the opposition along. The Aam Aadmi Party behaves in the same way in the Delhi Legislative Assembly and now the same behavior is being seen in the Municipal Corporation as well. In such a situation, no cooperation is expected from the Aam Aadmi Party in the election of the post of Mayor, but as soon as the next date for the post of Mayor is announced, the BJP will cooperate in the process of oath and voting according to democratic procedures.
Kapoor, a BJP leader, alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party was running away from the mayoral election as it had realized that its councilors were not with it. Aam Aadmi Party created this well-planned ruckus to avoid defeat in the mayoral election. He said that the people of Delhi are being harmed by this, so the election for the post of Mayor should be completed as soon as possible.
Both parties did a show of strength
BJP and Aam Aadmi Party, both the major parties, demonstrated fiercely on the streets on Saturday and Monday before the new date was announced for the election of the post of Mayor. The BJP surrounded the Chief Minister’s residence and accused Arvind Kejriwal of running away from the elections. At the same time, the Aam Aadmi Party accused the BJP office of violating democratic procedures by showing strength. Due to no change in the stand of both the parties, the confrontation still remains. In such a situation, conducting elections for the post of Mayor has become challenging.