The last election to the two offices saw several disruptions following violent clashes between AAP and BJP councilors on three occasions. , photo credit: file photo
According to municipal sources, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) will elect the next mayor on April 26 or April 28 before the end of the month.
Senior MCD officials said that sitting mayor Shelly Oberoi would suggest the date for the new mayoral election. Thereafter, to appoint a presiding officer for the internal election, the MCD commissioner will send the file to the office of the Lieutenant Governor through the Delhi government.
The presiding officer must be a councilor who is not a candidate for the mayoral election.
The current mayor and deputy mayor will continue in office until the elections are held.
The last election to the two offices saw several disruptions following violent clashes between AAP and BJP councilors on three occasions.
While the mayor and deputy mayor were elected on the fourth attempt, the remainder of the House meeting on 22 February saw disruptions – including a marathon 22-hour session that included several instances of clashes and arguments between councilors from both sides – the election Six members of the Standing Committee of MCD in
Senior MCD officials said the next House meeting is unlikely to see the standing committee elections to hold fresh internal elections. This is mainly because the hearing regarding the elections held earlier for the six posts is pending before the Delhi High Court.
A senior MCD official said, “As of now, only the mayor and deputy mayor’s election is likely to be held.”