AAP moves Supreme Court after House fails to re-elect Delhi mayor: Key facts
Two months after the MCD elections and three attempts at the Delhi Municipal House, the national capital failed to get its mayor on Monday. The council adjourned for the third time in a month without electing a mayor. After winning the Delhi Municipal Corporation Elections 2022, the Aam Aadmi Party has decided to approach the Supreme Court to conduct the elections under “judicial supervision”.
The first two sessions of the Municipal House – held on January 6 and January 24 – were adjourned by the presiding officer without electing a mayor following a row and heated exchange between BJP and Aam Aadmi Party members.
Important Updates on Delhi Mayoral Election:
> The municipal house failed to elect a mayor on Monday, sparking an uproar over the nomination of members being allowed to vote in the election for the post.
> As the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) House assembled around 11:30 am, after half an hour’s delay, Chief Officer Satya Sharma announced that senior citizens would be allowed to vote in the elections for mayor, deputy mayor and position posts. Concurrent group members. The Aam Aadmi Party councilors strongly opposed this. Party president Mukesh Goyal said that senior leaders cannot vote.
> After coming out of the House, Aam Aadmi Party leader Atishi told reporters, “We will go to the Supreme Court today to conduct the mayoral election under court supervision.” He said the BJP was planning to disrupt proceedings to adjourn the House.
After council proceedings resumed, BJP members raised slogans accusing the Aam Aadmi Party of trying to poach its councillors.
> Speaking at a press conference, Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh said: We will now go to the Supreme Court to hold the mayoral election.
> According to the Delhi Municipal Corporation (TMC) Act, 1957, the mayor and deputy mayor are to be elected in the first session of the council after the local elections. But on Dec. 4, two months after the municipal elections, Delhi did not get the post of mayor.
> The Aam Aadmi Party councilors wrote a letter to the MCD chief on Sunday demanding that the AIADMK should be sacked in the mayoral, deputy mayor and standing committee elections to be held today.