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Delhi MCD mayor polls: AAP moves Supreme Court against voting by LG-nominated members, says brazen murder of democracy

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Shelly Oberoi had earlier moved the top court for directions to expedite the elections to Delhi’s mayor and deputy mayor posts.

Oberoi, in her plea, had urged the Court to order for a time-bound conduct of elections, and to ensure that the nominated members are not allowed to vote.

The plea was susequently withdrawn, with remedies kept open, as the corporation was scheduled to meet yesterday to finish the election process.

Delhi does not yet have a mayor, despite voting in members of its municipal corporation by the end of last year.

AAP had won 134 of 250 wards, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had won 104. The results were announced on December 7, 2022.

Two previous sittings of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) saw violence break out among the AAP and BJP councillors. Initially, given its lack of a majority, the saffron party had said that it would be putting forth candidates for the two posts, but has since gone back on that decision.

According to a report by PTI, the house was adjourned on January 6 and January 24 amid ruckus. A similar situation ensued even yesterday, on February 6.

The presiding officer had to adjourn the House indefinitely on January 24 following shoving and sloganeering against Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal. The ruckus had broken out after AAP members had raised an objection to nominated councillors being given the oath first.

Source: Barandbench

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