New Delhi: AAP Mayor candidate Shelly Oberoi along with senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh and MCD Councillors flashes victory sign during the election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor, at the Civic Centre in New Delhi, Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. (PTI)
The MCD House, which commenced on Monday to elect Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Standing Committee members, adjourned for 10 minutes amid sloganeering.
MCD Presiding Officer said the polls to elect mayor, deputy mayor and Standing Committee members will be held simultaneously. She also said that as per the DMC Act aldermen are eligible to vote in the mayor, deputy mayor polls.
The BJP leaders started raising slogans -- "Khareed farokht band karo, humare neta kharidna band karo (stop trying to buy our leaders)" inside the House after which Presiding officer Satya Sharma adjourned the House for 10 minutes.
The AAP councillors also protested and raised slogans against the aldermen being allowed to vote for the mayoral election.
AAP's Councillor and Leader of the House, Mukesh Goel said, "The Supreme Court order clearly says that aldermen can only vote in ward committee polls, but cannot vote in the mayor polls. This is totally illegal.
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First Published: Feb 06 2023 | 1:06 PM IST