MCD mayoral election
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The election of the mayor of the Integrated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD Mayor Election) was due to take place on Friday. But as soon as the presiding officer took the oath to the nominated members, an uproar ensued. Leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party protested against swearing in nominated members before elected members. He claims that the BJP wants to take over the position of mayor by changing the rules. At the same time, BJP members were adamant to take the oath as per their wish. The dispute between the two sides increased to such an extent that a scuffle ensued between the leaders. Some leaders of both sides suffered injuries. Both sides blame each other for the scuffle. Leaders of both sides chanted slogans at each other even after reaching Ambedkar’s statue outside the house.
Actually, behind this whole controversy would be an attempt to win the post of mayor. Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh told Amar Ujala that the BJP had appointed the presiding officer against the rules. As per tradition, the presiding officer is appointed from the majority party in the house, but the BJP got its presiding officer appointed through the lieutenant governor.
Now, contrary to tradition, the nominated members are given the oath before the elected members through them. He claimed that by changing the rules, the BJP wants to give the nominated members the right to vote in the mayor’s office. This is the crux of this whole controversy. AAP MP Sushil Gupta said this is an attempt to break the democratic system, which will not be accepted.
If there is a majority, then why be afraid?
BJP leader Manoj Tiwari told Amar Ujala that Arvind Kejriwal had described himself as chaotic and infidel of law and order. Today their leaders have proven them right. He claimed that the Aam Aadmi party councilors fought in the House. He tried to misbehave with women.
Manoj Tiwari said that the Aam Aadmi party has an absolute majority in the Municipal Corporation, but even then they are causing a stir. Arvind Kejriwal accuses councilors from his own party of being sold out. Maybe he knows his councilors aren’t with him. This is why they want to cause a stir and disrupt the mayoral elections.
Calculate with whom?
250 corporators, seven Lok Sabha MPs, three Rajya Sabha MPs and 14 MLAs of the Delhi Legislative Assembly vote in the election of the mayor for the Municipal Corporation. The candidate who obtains the majority by a total of 274 votes is proclaimed mayor. In this, BJP has 104 corporators, 7 Lok Sabha MPs and one MLA. For example, BJP has 112 votes. While Aam Aadmi Party has the votes of 134 corporators, three Rajya Sabha MPs and 13 MLAs. For example, the Aam Aadmi party has the votes of 150 members and is almost certain to become mayor.
Since no whip is issued in the election of a mayor, a member of a party can vote for any candidate. No action can be taken against them for this. But nominated members can vote in the selection process of other sectoral committees. Because of this, the Aam Aadmi party may have to lose the majority in many committees. It is said that the real controversy is about this issue.
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