MCD Mayor Election Highlights: House adjourned till next date, AAP says won't leave

Updated on Jan 24, 2023 11:33 PM IST

MCD Mayor Election 2023 Highlights: MCD will hold the election for the post of mayor and deputy mayor on Tuesday. This is the second attempt of the civic body to elect its first single mayor in 10 years following the unification of its three divisions last year.

Presiding officer Satya Sharma adjourns house until further notice.
Presiding officer Satya Sharma adjourns house until further notice. (Raj K Raj/HT)

MCD Mayor Election 2023 Highlights: Two weeks after a failed attempt to elect a mayor, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is set to hold the election for the post again on Tuesday. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has fielded Shelly Oberoi and Aaley Mohammad Iqbal as its candidates for mayor and deputy mayor, respectively. Rekha Gupta will contest for the mayor post and Kamal Bagri as her deputy from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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Besides the 250 councillors, 14 Delhi MLAs, and 10 Delhi parliamentarians form the electoral college for the mayor. The AAP has the backing of 150 councillors while 113 support the BJP. The Congress has nine councillors and two others are independents. High drama and chaos unfolded on January 6 as AAP and BJP clashed over the swearing-in of nominated councillors, also known as Aldermen.

The elections for the capital's 250-member civic body were held last year on December 4 and the results were declared on December 7. AAP had emerged victorious by winning 134 seats, whereas the ruling BJP was able to win 104 wards.

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  • Jan 24, 2023 06:05 PM IST

    BJP stands for "Bhagti Janata Party": Delhi Deputy CM Sisodia

    Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said that BJP was running away from the MCD mayor election.

    “BJP means Bhagti Janata Party. Today we demand that the meeting should be called again and mayor’s election should be done today itself. We all councillors, MLAs and MPs are sitting in the house," he said.

  • Jan 24, 2023 05:39 PM IST

    'Don't run away from Delhi mayor polls': AAP dares BJP, shares video of 'full majority'

  • Jan 24, 2023 04:33 PM IST

    AAP MP shares clip of paramilitary forces at MCD house complex

  • Jan 24, 2023 04:14 PM IST

    AAP taking attendance of its members present inside MCD house

    AAP MLA Pathak is taking names of all the AAP members present in the house.

  • Jan 24, 2023 04:13 PM IST

    ‘BJP is experimenting…': Saurabh Bharadwaj on delaying of MCD mayoral poll

    AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj said BJP does the experiment of not letting to form government if it loses election. The same is being done in MCD. “This experiment which BJP is doing in Delhi, if you lose the election, then you should not let the government be formed in that state,” he said.

  • Jan 24, 2023 03:56 PM IST

    Democratic principles must be followed: Meenakshi Lekhi on delaying MCD mayoral polls amid ruckus

    Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi expressed her dissatisfaction on the delaying of MCD mayoral poll, yet again. “We were sitting in the House to vote since 11 am & when finally the time came, a ruckus began in the House. This is wrong, democratic principles must be followed,” she said.

  • Jan 24, 2023 03:49 PM IST

    ‘Will not leave…’: AAP MLA demands demands for Delhi mayor today

    Amid ruckus in MCD house, which led presiding officer Satya Sharma to adjourn the proceedings, AAP MLA Dugesh Pathat demanded for a Delhi mayor today. Addressing the gallery, he said all 135 councilors, 13 MLAs and 3 MPs are sitting in the house and Delhi should get a mayor today.

  • Jan 24, 2023 03:43 PM IST

    Delhi Police, paramilitary force reach MCD headquarters amid security concerns

    Delhi police and paramilitary force reach the MCD Headquarters due to security reasons at Civic Centre

  • Jan 24, 2023 03:36 PM IST

    BJP councillors stage protest outside, AAP counterparts continue to remain inside MCD house

    BJP councillors staged protest outside after they walked out of the MCD house. Meanwhile, the AAP councilors are continuing to sit inside the house chamber.

  • Jan 24, 2023 03:28 PM IST

    Ruckus erupts after voting for MCD mayor started

    A ruckus ensued at Civic Centre, MCD Headquarters soon after voting for Delhi's mayor began. The election is postponed as the House was adjourned sine die due to ruckus.

  • Jan 24, 2023 03:24 PM IST

    'Taarikh pe taarikh': AAP MLA reacts on MCD house adjournment 

    Taking to Twitter, AAP MLA Praveen Kumar shared his reaction on repeated MCD house adjournments. “How long will Delhi have to wait for a mayor? How many more days will it take BJP to accept its defeat in Delhi MCD?” he asked.

  • Jan 24, 2023 03:09 PM IST

    Presiding officer adjourns house amid sloganeering from both AAP, BJP councillors

    Presiding officer Satya Sharma said house proceedings cannot be conducted amid sloganeering from both AAP and BJP councillors

  • Jan 24, 2023 02:50 PM IST

    BJP councillors raise slogans amid house adjournment

    BJP councillors raise slogans against AAP in the well while the MCD house remains adjourned.

  • Jan 24, 2023 02:47 PM IST

    Leader of house appeals presiding officer to not allow aldermen inside chamber during polls

    Leader of the house Mukesh Goyal appeals that the presiding officer should not allow the nominated members (aldermen), who are ineligible to vote in Mayor election, to sit in the chamber during the mayor election.

  • Jan 24, 2023 02:27 PM IST

    Voting for mayoral election to begin shortly

    Presiding officer Satya Sharma has announced that there will be small break in the proceedings for making preparations for Mayor election.

  • Jan 24, 2023 02:23 PM IST

    All 250 councilors and 10 nominated members complete oath

    With Brijesh Singh from Sabapur taking oath, all 250 councilors and 10 nominated members have completed the oath taking process.

  • Jan 24, 2023 02:17 PM IST

    Oath taking of elected councillors nears end

    Update: 241 out the 250 elected councilors have taken oath so far.

  • Jan 24, 2023 02:08 PM IST

    AAP's Shelly Oberoi or BJP's Rekha Gupta: Who will be MCD mayor? 10 points

    The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is set to elect the national capital's first mayor as a whole in a decade about three weeks after visuals of mayhem inside the House had triggered criticism for leaders of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the BJP. The AAP had wrested control of the civic body from the BJP last month, ending its 15-year-rule. It was the first time that elections were held for a unified MCD after three civic bodies of the city merged into one last year. Read full story

  • Jan 24, 2023 01:48 PM IST

    From professor to politician: Shelly Oberoi

    Oberoi, born in Delhi, has done a PhD from Ignou’s school of management studies, and has been an assistant professor in several universities. She joined AAP as an activist in 2013 and rose to become the vice president of the women wing in Delhi in 2020.

  • Jan 24, 2023 01:34 PM IST

    Who is Shelly Oberoi? AAP's choice for Delhi mayoral post

    First time councilor fromDelhi's East Patel Nagar ward - Shelly Oberoi - is the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate for mayoral election in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). Oberoi, who was a visiting professor in Delhi University (DU), won the civic body election from a BJP stronghold.

  • Jan 24, 2023 01:15 PM IST

    Over 150 councillors complete oath 

    Around 150 members have taken oath, another 100 are remaining.

  • Jan 24, 2023 01:11 PM IST

    Voting soon, Delhi awaits election of one mayor for the city

    Following the mayoral poll, Delhi will get a mayor for the city as a whole after a gap of 10 years.

  • Jan 24, 2023 01:02 PM IST

    Delhi to get its woman mayor shortly 

    The post of mayor in the national capital sees five single-year terms on a rotation basis, with the first year being reserved for women, the second for open category, third for reserved category, and the remaining two again for the open category.

    Delhi will thus get a woman mayor this year.

  • Jan 24, 2023 12:54 PM IST

    BJP exudes confidence in winning mayor election

    BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri said, "We lost by a nominal margin, but we will win the mayor election. The AAP people who have bought tickets paying ?50-70 lakh will now realise the truth."

    Fellow BJP MP Gautam Gambhir said, "We don't do politics like the Aam Aadmi Party. I wish that the election goes peacefully... Whoever wins the mayor (post) should work for the people of Delhi." (PTI)

  • Jan 24, 2023 12:48 PM IST

    Who will vote in MCD's mayor poll?

    Voters for the mayor's election are the 250 councillors, seven Lok Sabha and three Rajya Sabha MPs from Delhi and 14 MLAs nominated by the Legislative Assembly.

  • Jan 24, 2023 12:41 PM IST

    AAP shouts ‘shame shame’ after nominated members take oath before elected representatives

    The new 250-member MCD House reconvened on Tuesday with members nominated by the Lt Governor taking oath before the elected representatives amid cries of "shame shame" from AAP councillors.

    Despite objections raised by AAP councillor Mukesh Goyal, Presiding Officer Satya Sharma administered the oath to the nominated members before the elected members.

    The nominated members raised slogans of "Jai Shri Ram" and "Bharat Mata ki Jai" after the ceremony, reported PTI.

  • Jan 24, 2023 12:35 PM IST

    AAP mayor candidate takes oath

    Shelly Oberoi, AAP mayor candidate and councilor from East patel nagar takes oath.

  • Jan 24, 2023 12:33 PM IST

    AAP-BJP's war of words after 1st MCD meet

    The BJP had claimed that its councillors Inder Kaur, Anita Deoli and Kamaljeet Sherawat sustained injuries during the protest while AAP took to social media to list its injured.

    "There was a fatal attack on our councillor in the MCD House. BJP councillors are involved in the attack," AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj said.

    The AAP, which ended the 15-year-long reign of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the MCD polls held on December 4, has cried foul play over Delhi LG VK Saxena's decision to appoint BJP councillor Satya Sharma as the presiding officer of MCD and 10 aldermen to the civic body. (ANI)

  • Jan 24, 2023 12:29 PM IST

    Deputy Mayor candidate of AAP takes oath

    Aale Md Iqbal, the Deputy Mayor candidate of AAP takes oath.

  • Jan 24, 2023 12:27 PM IST

    What had happened at the first MCD house meet?

    On January 6, high drama ensued in the house for over an hour as Delhi was all set to elect its first single mayor in 10 years after the Municipal Corporation of Delhi was unified last year.

    High pitched ruckus was heard in the MCD House as the presiding officer invited alderman Manoj Kumar to take oath first. The presiding officer, MCD commissioner and other officials left the House after the ruckus. Councillors from both parties clashed and then took to protests with sloganeering against each other ahead of the Delhi Mayor polls in early this month. Marshals had to make their presence felt as several councillors were injured in the process.

  • Jan 24, 2023 12:25 PM IST

    Election to be held for sixt posts of Standing Committee

    Seven candidates are in the fray for six posts of the Standing Committee. The Aam Aadmi Party has fielded Amil Malik, Raminder Kaur, Mohini Jeenwal and Sarika Chowdhary while the BJP has fielded Kamaljeet Sehrawat, Gajendra Daral and Pankaj Luthra.

  • Jan 24, 2023 12:19 PM IST

    Mayoral elections after trifurcation of MCD

    After the trifurcation, mayoral elections were held for all the three corporations -- NDMC, SDMC and EDMC -- in 2012.

    In April 2012, Meera Aggarwal was elected unopposed as the mayor of the then newly-created NDMC while her party colleague Azad Singh had become the deputy mayor. (PTI)

  • Jan 24, 2023 12:15 PM IST

    A look back at mayoral elections 2011

    In April 2011, the then BJP nominee Rajni Abbi was elected the mayor of Delhi defeating her rival Savita Sharma of Congress by 88 votes. Abbi was then a Delhi University law professor and is currently serving as the varsity's dean. (PTI)

  • Jan 24, 2023 12:13 PM IST

    BJP mayor candidate takes oath

    BJP mayor candidate Rekha Gupta takes oath.

  • Jan 24, 2023 12:05 PM IST

    First transgender councillor takes oath

    Bobby Kinnar, first transgender councillor, elected from Sultanpuri A-ward, takes oath.

  • Jan 24, 2023 11:56 AM IST

    Mayoral elections to begin after elected councillors take oath

    The mayoral elections will begin after oaths are administered in the House to aldermen and the newly elected councillors. The House will be presided over by BJP councillor Satya Sharma, who has been appointed presiding officer by the lieutenant governor (LG) VK Saxena.

  • Jan 24, 2023 11:53 AM IST

    History of MCD: Came into being in April 1958

    The MCD had come into being in April 1958. It had began its journey from the historic 1860s-era Town Hall in old Delhi and in April 2010, was shifted to the swanky Civic Centre complex.

    Portraits of Aruna Asaf Ali still adorn the chambers of the old municipal House at Town Hall and at offices at the Civic Centre. A prominent street in the city was also named after her.

  • Jan 24, 2023 11:50 AM IST

    Delhi to get its first mayor after reunification of MCD  

    The position of mayor wielded a lot of influence and carried huge prestige till 2012 when the corporation was spilt into three separate civic bodies -- North, South and East municipal corporations -- with each having its own mayor. However, last year, they were reunified and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) again came into existence. (PTI)

  • Jan 24, 2023 11:46 AM IST

    Head of AAP councillor group takes oath

    Leader of the house and head of AAP councillor group Mukesh Goyal has taken oath. 

  • Jan 24, 2023 11:44 AM IST

    AAP hits out at BJP over heavy security deployment

    “Paramilitary forces are present inside the House, with sticks in their hands. Does BJP want to take over MCD forcefully by intimidation?” said AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj.

  • Jan 24, 2023 11:41 AM IST

    Former North MCD mayor takes oath

    Former North MCD mayor Raja Iqbal Singh is taking oath.

  • Jan 24, 2023 11:37 AM IST

    Oath taking process for elected councilors begins

    Oath taking process for 249 elected councilors has started. Satya Sharma, the presiding officer and councilor from Gautampuri, had taken oath during the last house meeting on January 6.

  • Jan 24, 2023 11:35 AM IST

    MCD to get its woman mayor today

    Delhi is set to get a woman mayor on Tuesday and she will step into the footsteps of freedom fighter Aruna Asaf Ali who was chosen to the top post in 1958 when the Municipal Corporation of Delhi came into being.

  • Jan 24, 2023 11:29 AM IST

    Nominated members complete oath

    All of the ten nominated members have completed their oaths.

  • Jan 24, 2023 11:26 AM IST

    Nominated members take oath first

    Nominated members (aldermen) are taking oath first.No ruckus is being observerved. Vinod Kumar, Mukesh Maan, Sunit Chahuhan, Rajkumar Bhatia (all of whom are aldermen) have taken oath.

  • Jan 24, 2023 11:24 AM IST

    AAP leader appeals to allow elected members to take oath first

    Leader of the AAP councilor group Mukesh Goyal appeals the presiding officer to allow elected members to take oath ahead of the nominated members.

  • Jan 24, 2023 11:19 AM IST

    Presiding officer initiates proceedings 

    Presiding officer Satya Sharma has initiated the proceedings of the house. Appeals for a peaceful proceeding.

  • Jan 24, 2023 11:03 AM IST

    Heavy security at MCD house

    Heavy security presence and a layer of security personnel at the MCD house to separate the seats of presiding officer and councilors. 

  • Jan 24, 2023 10:59 AM IST

    AAP councilors take seat 

    AAP councilors and MLAs have assumed their seats for the MCD house meeting.

  • Jan 24, 2023 10:58 AM IST

    BJP's candidates for mayor, deputy mayor

    Rekha Gupta will contest for the mayor post and Kamal Bagri as her deputy from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

  • Jan 24, 2023 10:50 AM IST

    AAP's mayoral candidate

    The AAP has fielded Shelly Oberoi for mayor and Aaley Mohammad Iqbal for deputy mayor. 

  • Jan 24, 2023 10:29 AM IST

    What might cause disruption again? 

    The sticking point, as it was during the first House meeting, is likely to be the administering of oaths to 10 nominated members, known as aldermen, who don’t have voting rights, but may swing the balance of power in a key body that controls the Municipal Corporation of Delhi’s (MCD) finances.

  • Jan 24, 2023 10:00 AM IST

    Chaos likely at MCD meet as tussle goes on

    The MCD House meeting scheduled today is expected to be stormy as all the issues that led to the chaos in the first meeting on January 6 continue to persist. Read more

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Stones for Ram temple likely to reach Ayodhya from Nepal by early Feb

Published on Jan 28, 2023 11:52 PM IST

The shaligram stones found in the Kali Gandaki river basin in the Muktinath area of Nepal are considered to represent Vishnu.

A delegation of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has reached Nepal to bring the sacred stones (ANI)
A delegation of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has reached Nepal to bring the sacred stones (ANI)
By, Lucknow

Doctor couple among five killed in blaze at J’khand hospital

Updated on Jan 29, 2023 04:51 AM IST

At least five people, including two doctors, were killed as a fire tore through a private hospital in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad, police officers said on Saturday

The victims include the owner of the hospital, Dr Vikas Hazra (64), his wife, Dr Prema Hazra (58), his nephew, Sohan Khamari, and domestic help Tara Devi. (HT)
The victims include the owner of the hospital, Dr Vikas Hazra (64), his wife, Dr Prema Hazra (58), his nephew, Sohan Khamari, and domestic help Tara Devi. (HT)
By, Ranchi

Rashtrapati Bhavan gardens to now be called Amrit Udyan

Updated on Jan 29, 2023 01:31 AM IST

Spread over 15 acres, the sprawling Mughal Gardens, now part of the Amrit Udyan, was one of the key attractions for visitors to the Rashtrapati Bhavan. It derived its name from the Mughal Gardens in Srinagar.

Rashtrapati Bhavan will open five of its gardens for the public for two months starting January 31. (ANI)
Rashtrapati Bhavan will open five of its gardens for the public for two months starting January 31. (ANI)
By, New Delhi

‘India’s time has arrived’, says PM at NCC cadet rally

Updated on Jan 29, 2023 01:32 AM IST

While addressing the annual National Cadet Corps rally at the Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi, Modi congratulated the NCC members for their contribution towards nation-building. The NCC is celebrating the 75th year of its inception.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the gathering during the NCC Rally, in New Delhi. (ANI/PIB)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the gathering during the NCC Rally, in New Delhi. (ANI/PIB)
BySaptarishi Das, New Delhi

Budget private schools in Delhi seek EWS reimbursement for 2021-22

Published on Jan 28, 2023 11:40 PM IST

The Private School Public Trust, an association of 2,000 budget private schools in Delhi, wrote to the director, Directorate of Education, on Monday, asking it to release pending funds

Under the Right to Education (RTE) Act of 2009, private unaided recognised schools are bound to reserve at least 25% of seats in entry-level classes — nursery, kindergarten and Class 1— for EWS and DG students as well as children with disabilities. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Under the Right to Education (RTE) Act of 2009, private unaided recognised schools are bound to reserve at least 25% of seats in entry-level classes — nursery, kindergarten and Class 1— for EWS and DG students as well as children with disabilities. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Rain likely in parts of Delhi today, forecasts IMD

Updated on Jan 29, 2023 07:26 AM IST

The National Capital is likely to witness isolated light rain on Sunday along with a rise in temperature, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast

Dense fog on a cold morning on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway on January 26. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Dense fog on a cold morning on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway on January 26. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

Rarest of rare case: American black vulture spotted in Gurugram

Published on Jan 28, 2023 11:17 PM IST

Birders across the National Capital Region (NCR) sighted a black vulture (Coragyps atratus) in Gurugram’s Chandu Budhera – a sighting that is being described as the ‘rarest of rare’ because the bird is not found in Asia, or even Europe, making it the first such sighting for the region

The bird was spotted around 500 metres from the Chandu Budhera water treatment plant on Friday afternoon. (Representative Image/Getty Images)
The bird was spotted around 500 metres from the Chandu Budhera water treatment plant on Friday afternoon. (Representative Image/Getty Images)

Man from Nepal murdered, body found near Tilak Nagar garbage dump

Updated on Jan 28, 2023 11:05 PM IST

A 43-year-old man from Nepal was found dead in west Delhi’s Tilak Nagar on Friday

The police identified the deceased man after interrogating more than 200 people.
The police identified the deceased man after interrogating more than 200 people.
By, New Delhi

Man arrested for Sadar Bazar firecracker blast that killed 1

Published on Jan 28, 2023 11:04 PM IST

When CCTV footage of the area was checked, it was learnt that the suspect, Mohammad Faiz, gave a plastic bag to the deceased man, Gulab Madar, just before the explosion, said police officers

Mohammad Faiz gave the firecrackers to Gulab Madar to dispose of but did not tell him about the explosive substance in the bag.
Mohammad Faiz gave the firecrackers to Gulab Madar to dispose of but did not tell him about the explosive substance in the bag.

E-scooter sharing system to take off from Dwarka: Kejriwal

Updated on Jan 29, 2023 05:02 AM IST

Commuters will be able to travel in Metro trains, buses and e-scooters using integrated tickets, said Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses the media in New Delhi on Saturday. (PTI)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses the media in New Delhi on Saturday. (PTI)

Delhi University forms panel to ‘look into’ stir over showing BBC film

Published on Jan 28, 2023 11:04 PM IST

University proctor Rajni Abbi on Friday said the screenings were being planned to “disrupt universities” and no one could screen a banned film in a public space

Members of various student outfits protest at Arts Faculty in DU on Friday, alleging police action. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Members of various student outfits protest at Arts Faculty in DU on Friday, alleging police action. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
BySadia Akhtar

Second victim in Keshav Puram hit-and-run dies

Published on Jan 28, 2023 11:04 PM IST

Sumi Khari, who got stuck between the bonnet and the windshield of the car, died at the AIIMS Trauma Centre. Five students of different private colleges were inside the car when it hit the scooter

The vehicles involved in the accident. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
The vehicles involved in the accident. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Woman, 2 children found dead near railway tracks in Narela

Published on Jan 28, 2023 11:04 PM IST

The deceased woman and children had injuries on their head as well as all over the body, but the nature of the injuries could not be confirmed

The bodies were sent to a mortuary, said police.
The bodies were sent to a mortuary, said police.

Batla House encounter convict dies in AIIMS

Published on Jan 28, 2023 11:04 PM IST

A prison spokesperson said Ahmad died at AIIMS, where he was being treated for gall bladder stone induced acute pancreatitis

The committee has also decided that it will meet every alternate week under the chief secretary while a meeting chaired by the LG will be held every fortnight. (PTI)
The committee has also decided that it will meet every alternate week under the chief secretary while a meeting chaired by the LG will be held every fortnight. (PTI)

Delhi LG-led panel fixes timelines for cleaning Yamuna river

Published on Jan 28, 2023 11:04 PM IST

The committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in January 2022 to clean up the Yamuna River has now issued a time-bound action plan under 15 parameters to achieve its objective

The committee has also decided that it will meet every alternate week under the chief secretary while a meeting chaired by the LG will be held every fortnight. (PTI)
The committee has also decided that it will meet every alternate week under the chief secretary while a meeting chaired by the LG will be held every fortnight. (PTI)
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