Delhi To Get Girl Mayor After A Decade


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The Aam Aadmi Social gathering (AAP) received the polls by bagging 134 wards and ending the BJP’s 15-year rule

New Delhi:

Delhi is ready to get a girl mayor on Tuesday and she is going to step into the footsteps of freedom fighter Aruna Asaf Ali who was chosen to the highest publish in 1958 when the Municipal Company of Delhi got here into being.

The place of mayor wielded plenty of affect and carried big status until 2012 when the company was spilt into three separate civic our bodies — North, South and East municipal companies — with every having its personal mayor. Nonetheless, final 12 months, they have been reunified and the Municipal Company of Delhi (MCD) once more got here into existence.

The mayor and deputy mayor of Delhi shall be elected on Tuesday by the second municipal Home after the December 4 civic polls.

The publish of mayor within the nationwide capital sees 5 single-year phrases on a rotation foundation, with the primary 12 months being reserved for ladies, the second for open class, third for reserved class, and the remaining two once more for the open class.

Delhi will thus get a girl mayor this 12 months.

The December 4 civic polls was the primary after the three companies have been unified into the MCD and a contemporary delimitation train was carried out, decreasing the full variety of wards from 272 in 2012 to 250.

Thus, after the mayoral ballot, the nationwide capital will get a mayor for town as a complete after a niche of 10 years.

Regulation scholar Rajni Abbi was the final to be elected to the highest publish within the MCD in 2011 earlier than its trifurcation.

The MCD had come into being in April 1958. It had started its journey from the historic 1860s-era City Corridor in previous Delhi and in April 2010, was shifted to the swanky Civic Centre complicated.

Portraits of Ali nonetheless adorn the chambers of the previous municipal Home at City Corridor and at places of work on the Civic Centre. A distinguished avenue within the metropolis was additionally named after her.

The unification of the North Delhi Municipal Company (104 wards), the South Delhi Municipal Company (104 wards) and the East Delhi Municipal Company (64 wards) occurred final 12 months after the Centre introduced a laws to unify them.

It additionally capped the full variety of wards at 250.

A number of former mayors had welcomed the choice, and pitched for in accordance “higher energy” and “longer serving tenure” for the publish of mayor.

Following the unification, civic polls have been held on December 4 and the counting of votes happened on December 7.

The Aam Aadmi Social gathering (AAP) received the polls by bagging 134 wards and ending the BJP’s 15-year rule within the civic physique.

The BJP received 104 wards to complete second, whereas the Congress received 9 seats within the 250-member municipal Home which is able to convene on January 24 for the second time after the civic polls.

The nominees for the publish of mayor are — Shelly Oberoi and Ashu Thakur (AAP), and Rekha Gupta (BJP). Oberoi is the AAP’s important contender.

Former mayor of North Delhi and senior BJP chief Jai Prakash stated it was a matter of nice fortune for folks of Delhi that it’s going to now once more have one mayor for the entire metropolis.

“Aruna Asaf Ali was the primary mayor of Delhi, and Rajni Abbi was the final mayor until MCD was trifurcated in 2012. And, after 10 years, once more a girl mayor shall be on the helm, it’s matter of nice fortune for each town as properly the one that will turn into the mayor of Delhi,” he informed PTI.

In April 2011, the then BJP nominee Rajni Abbi was elected the mayor of Delhi defeating her rival Savita Sharma of Congress by 88 votes. Abbi was then a Delhi College regulation professor and is at present serving because the varsity’s dean.

After the trifurcation, mayoral elections have been held for all of the three companies — NDMC, SDMC and EDMC — in 2012.

In April 2012, Meera Aggarwal was elected unopposed because the mayor of the then newly-created MDMC whereas her get together colleague Azad Singh had turn into the deputy mayor.

In Could 2012, Annapoorna Mishra was unanimously elected because the mayor of East Delhi whereas her get together colleague Usha Shastri had turn into the deputy mayor.

Additionally, in a keenly contested ballot, BJP’s Savita Gupta was elected as the primary mayor of South Delhi in Could 2012. Gupta, the then councillor from Amar Colony who had polled 66 votes, trumped NCP’s Phoolkali by a margin of 20 votes whereas BSP’s Bir Singh, councillor from Madanpur Khadar, was elected unopposed to the publish of deputy mayor.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by String Reveals workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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