"Shelly Oberoi has set April 26 as date for fresh MCD mayoral polls,": AAP leader Saurabh Bhardwaj
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi Minister of Health, Urban Development and Water, Saurabh Bhardwaj, on Sunday said that the election for the post of Mayor of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) will be held on April 26. Read further on Dynamite News;
New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi Minister of Health, Urban Development and Water, Saurabh Bhardwaj, on Sunday said that the election for the post of Mayor of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) will be held on April 26. Bhardwaj, who is a nominated member of MCD, while speaking to ANI, said, "It is necessary to conduct the election in April. Incumbent Delhi Mayor Shelly Oberoi has set April 26 as the date for this," Delhi government minister and AAP leader Saurabh Bhardwaj said.
"I hope for the election to be held in a peaceful manner if all rules and regulations are followed by LG Office," he added. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Shelly Oberoi completed her 38-day tenure at the Mayoral post on 31st March. As per the norms, the election process needs to be completed before April 30.
Bhardwaj also attacked Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Vinai Kumar Saxena, and said, "It was very unfortunate that LG nominated a presiding officer for the mayoral election who created hurdles in smooth conduct of the poll."
"They even tried to allow nominated members (aldermen) to vote against the constitution, for which the Supreme Court slammed them," Bhardwaj further alleged.
"The court said that it was wrong. That's why it would like to request that only the right person should be chosen to hold the mayoral election," he said. He also suggested that the deputy mayor can be made the pro-tem presiding officer, who can conduct the election of the mayor.
Bhardwaj however refrained from commenting about the name of the party candidate for the Mayor Post. "The matter regarding standing committee members' election is pending in the court. I have no idea about the party's candidate for the mayor post, and a final decision on the same will be taken by the party's high command," he added. Earlier in the year, Shelly Oberoi was elected mayor of Delhi in the fourth attempt after much wrangling between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Aam Aadmi Party.
The last three attempts to elect the Mayor failed due to the political bickering between the Aam Aadmi Party and Bharatiya Janata Party. They met for the first time on January 6, second on January 24 and last on February 6. The municipal elections in Delhi were held on December 4 and the results were announced on December 7. Aam Aadmi Party won 134 seats out of 250. (ANI)