A meeting to elect Delhi’s mayor and deputy mayor will take place on February 6, the office of Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena said on Wednesday. This comes after two previous attempts to hold such an election had been unsuccessful.
According to the officials, the day chosen was one of the three that had been suggested by the government of Delhi, which were February 3, 4, or 6.
The LG has approved February 6, as proposed by the deputy chief minister and the chief minister for holding the adjourned first meeting of the MCD, and asked for the election of mayor, deputy mayor and the six-member standing committee to be held,the office of VK Saxena said in a statement
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena have a tumultuous relationship, but the Lieutenant Governor has consented to schedule a sitting of the house session of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to elect the mayor.
The L-G has also requested that the election of mayor, deputy mayor, and the six-member standing committee be held,the statement continued
According to sources cited by PTI, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has allegedly recommended February 10 as the date to summon a session of the House to elect the mayor.
Because the house was unable to complete the process after the first two sessions, which took place on January 6 and January 24, respectively, this would be the third effort to pick a mayor for the city of Delhi. Both times, the assembly was compelled to adjourn because of a major confrontation between councilors from the ruling AAP party and those from the BJP.
The AAP’s candidate for mayor, Shelly Oberoi, filed a petition with the Supreme Court on Thursday, AAP officials said, asking that the election for mayor be held within a certain amount of time.