Shelly Oberoi wins election, turns into Delhi’s first girl mayor in 10 years

On February 22, 2023, she turned the brand new Mayor of Delhi. Within the fourth try to conduct the election, Ms. Oberoi obtained 150 votes, whereas BJP candidate Rekha Gupta obtained 116 votes.

“All of our councilors will formally start their work tomorrow. Following her choice to the place, Ms. Oberoi said, “Town’s landfills can even be inspected tomorrow itself.”

When requested by The Hindu how she intends to deal with the MCD’s legacy points, Ms. Oberoi replied, “Though my time period as a Mayor might be quick [one month], I’m going to present my finest to deal with the problems.”

Praveen Shakar Kapoor, a spokesperson for the Delhi BJP, supplied Ms. Oberoi his congratulations on her election and added, ” It’s unlucky that the girl Mayor will serve solely 38 days; due to this fact, all events ought to unite to elect a girl Mayor for a full yr in April 2023.

Presiding Officer Satya Sharma’s tenure will finish when Ms. Oberoi is elected. The Mayor will conduct the elections for the positions of Deputy Mayor and 6 members of the MCD’s standing committee, in addition to oversee the rest of the assembly of the day.

Shelly Oberoi, a councilor for the East Patel Nagar ward, was chosen for the place by the Aam Aadmi Occasion (AAP), whereas Rekha Gupta, a councilor for the Shalimar Bagh-B ward, was chosen by the Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP).

BJP members – Meenakshi Lekhi and Hans Raj Hans, have been among the many first to vote. There might be elections for Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and 6 standing committee members.

Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma, Harsh Vardhan, Gautam Gambhir, Ramesh Bidhuri, and Manoj Tiwari, all members of the BJP, in addition to AAP members Sanjay Singh, N D Gupta, and Sushil Kumar Gupta, used their voting rights. Durgesh Pathak and Atishi, each MLAs for the AAP, additionally forged votes.

On February 18, Lieutenant-Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena accredited the advice of the AAP authorities to carry the Delhi mayoral elections on February 22.

At round 11.30 a.m., the Municipal Home started a half-hour late. Professional-tem presiding officer Satya Sharma appeals for order within the Home Previous to voting started: “I enchantment to all to keep up order within the Home, as we’re consultant of the folks.”

Throughout the mayoral election in Delhi, authorities elevated safety each contained in the Municipal Home and on the premises of the Civic Centre. Within the Home’s chamber, numerous civil protection personnel, together with feminine members, have been deployed.

The Supreme Court docket issued an order on February 17 mandating the publication of a discover inside 24 hours for the MCD’s first assembly to set the election of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and standing committee members.

After listening to a plea from Shelly Oberoi, the ruling AAP’s mayoral candidate, who requested an earlier election, the court docket issued the order.

Following a row between AAP and BJP members, the 250-member MCD Home’s inaugural assembly on January 6 was postponed. Two subsequent conferences on January 24 and February 6 have been additionally postponed with out electing the Mayor and Deputy Mayor as a result of AAP councilor’s loud protests in regards to the resolution made by the presiding officer to swear within the ten aldermen first.

Since then, each events have positioned blame on each other for the quite a few adjournments. The AAP, which has 134 councillors and controls nearly all of the 250-member Home, has alleged that the saffron occasion is making an attempt to steal its mandate by granting voting rights to the members who’ve been nominated. The BJP got here in second place with 104 victories.