Delhi Mayor Election to be Held on February 22

Guwahati: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal recommended that the mayoral elections take place on February 22. Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena endorsed this request on Saturday.

The Lieutenant Governor has ordered that the elections for the mayor, deputy mayor, and six standing committee members take place on February 22.

The meeting of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi will be held at 11 am.

“As recommended by Chief Minister, GNCTD, I approve the proposal to convene the adjourned first meeting of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 11 am for the election of Mayor, Dy. Mayor and six members to the Standing Committee,” the order said.

Earlier, Kejriwal had proposed holding elections on February 22 in a letter to the Lieutenant Governor.

The development occurs a day after the Supreme Court decided that the election for mayor of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi must be held first and that nominees are not entitled to vote at Corporation meetings.

Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud led a panel that also ordered the relevant body to announce the mayor election.

The Municipal House must convene and elect the mayor within one month of the conclusion of the civic elections, as required by the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act. However, the election has been stalled thrice over the dispute over the voting rights of nominated members.

The House was stalled three times due to commotion brought on by disagreements between BJP and AAP members.

A previous summons to the House was issued on January 6, January 25, and February 6.

The municipal elections in Delhi were held on December 4 and the results were announced on December 7. Aam Aadmi Party won 134 seats out of 250. 

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