New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party’s Shelly Oberoi has been elected as the new Mayor of Delhi. She got 150 votes and BJP candidate Rekha Gupta got 116 votes.
After three unsuccessful attempts to elect the Mayor of Delhi, voting was held on Wednesday in the municipal house meeting.
The AAP had won 134 wards in the MCD polls held on December 4, ending the BJP’s 15-year-old rule over the civic body. The BJP had finished second with victories in 104 wards. The Congress had won nine seats in the 250-member Municipal Council.
After winning the mayoral election, Oberoi has thanked CM Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, councillors and the Supreme Court as well as the Chief Justice.
She said, “We will start work from day one. Work on the garbage will start tomorrow. ”
The BJP’s total strength of councillors, MPs and one nominated MLA was 113, while he got 116 votes. The Congress had boycotted voting, but Sheetal, one of the nine Congress councillors, took part in the voting.
On February 17, the Supreme Court had ordered issuance of notice within 24 hours to convene the first meeting of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to fix the date for the election of the mayor, deputy mayor and standing committee members of the civic body.
The apex court passed the order after hearing a petition filed by ruling Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) mayoral candidate Oberoi.