The Supreme Court ruled today that members of Delhi’s civic body who have been appointed by the Lieutenant Governor. Are not eligible to vote in the Delhi Mayor Elections. Further, potentially putting an end to the dispute between the Aam Aadmi Party and the BJP. Which is over who will serve as mayor of the nation’s capital.
AAP said the BJP tried to seize control of the civic body. By voting a BJP leader to the mayor’s seat. Leading to three postponements of the mayor election in more than two months. In the election for the MCD, the AAP had received a significant margin of victory against the BJP.
The AAP objected and the house turned into turmoil when the council members, or aldermen, selected by Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena attempted to cast ballots in the most recent election. Finally, there was another delay in the election. According to the BJP, led by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the aldermen would have increased their numbers.
With 134 ward victories and the termination of the BJP’s 15-year dominance in the local body. The AAP was declared the obvious winner of the MCD elections in December. The Congress won nine seats, and the BJP gained 104 wards to place second.
Below is the tweet from AAP Chairman Arvind Kejriwal:
DY Chandrachud, the chief justice, and the justices PS Narasimha and JB Pardiwala ruled on the election notice requirement in a bench decision.
The panel was hearing a request for an early election from Shelly Oberoi, the AAP’s nominee for mayor.
The court further stated that a meeting to pick a deputy and six members of a Standing Committee will be presided over by the newly elected mayor. The court ruled that aldermen will also not be permitted to cast ballots in this election.
The Delhi Mayor Elections have been postponed 4 times already. Mainly because of the dispute between the two parties.
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