Earlier, the Supreme Court, while hearing a petition filed by AAP's mayoral candidate Shelly Oberoi, had said that nominated members i.e. Alderman Councilors do not have voting rights.
New Delhi: The date of February 22 has now been fixed for the MCD Mayor election, which has been postponed several times. This date was suggested by the Delhi government to the Lieutenant Governor, on which Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena has given his consent. The election for the post of mayor will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at the civic centre of MCD. Let us tell you that the elections have been postponed three times for the election of the MCD Mayor, Deputy Mayor and 6 members of the Standing Committee.
Issue notice for a first meeting within 24 hours: SC
On the other hand, earlier in the case related to the MCD Mayor election, the Supreme Court, while giving its verdict on the petition, said that 10 councillors (aldermen) nominated by the Governor will not vote in the mayoral election. The top court said that we are not accepting the argument of MCD and LG that nominated councillors can vote in the first meeting. Along with this, the Supreme Court said that notice should be issued within 24 hours for the first meeting for the election of the mayor. The court said that the date of the mayoral election and other elections should be mentioned in the notice.
LG's decision was challenged by AAP leader
AAP leader Dr Shaili Oberoi challenged the LG's decision to allow nominated members to vote in the elections. Along with this, there was a demand to hold elections soon. AAP has got relief from the Supreme Court and both their main demands have been accepted. The Chief Justice said that we direct that the mayor be elected in the first meeting. Nominated members should not vote in this election.