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MCD Mayor Election: Supreme Court to hear AAP candidate's plea on February 3

The presiding officer appointed by the Lieutenant Governor on Tuesday adjourned the meeting of the MCD House following an uproar by some councillors.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear on February 3 a petition filed by Aam Aadmi Party's mayoral candidate Shelly Oberoi. In this petition, a direction has been sought to ensure the election of Mayor in Delhi in a time-bound manner.

Chief Justice D.Y. A bench headed by Chandrachud took note of Oberoi's submissions regarding early holding of the election for the post of Mayor of Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

'The matter will be listed on February 3'

Justice Chandrachud said, “It will be listed on February 3.” Last Tuesday, the mayoral election in Delhi could not be held for the second time this month, as the presiding officer appointed by the Lieutenant Governor called off the MCD House meeting following an uproar by some councillors. was postponed indefinitely.

After the elections could not be held on January 6, the House met for the second time on Tuesday for the mayoral election but the process could not be completed following which AAP councilors and MLAs demonstrated.

BJP and AAP accused each other

BJP MP Manoj Tiwari had alleged that the AAP was running away from the mayoral and deputy mayor elections despite having a majority in the MCD. He had said that Arvind Kejriwal should answer whether his party is scared of elections.

At the same time, AAP MP Sanjay Singh accused the BJP of 'strangulating' the mandate given to his party and Arvind Kejriwal on behalf of the '2 crore people' of Delhi. Sanjay Singh had said that BJP is losing badly in these elections.


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