Supreme Court to decide Alderman right to vote on 3rd Feb

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Today, the Supreme Court stated that they will hear a plea of Aam Aadmi Party’s mayoral candidate Shelly Oberoi on February 3, 2023. The primary motive of the plea was to seek directions for ensuring the mayoral election in a time-bound manner in Delhi. On Tuesday, these elections were stalled for the second time because the MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi) House was adjourned indefinitely following a ruckus created by the Councillors.

Later, the national spokesperson of AAP, Saurabh Bhardwaj accused BJP of halting MCD proceedings. Also, they stated that the leader of the House approached the Supreme Court to ensure the mayoral election was to be conducted in a time-bound manner. He elaborated, “We have placed two major demands in the Supreme Court, the first is to elect the mayor in a time-bound manner and form the board in the MCD. Second, as the alderman does not have the right to vote under Article 243R of the Constitution and Section 3 of the DMC Act, they should be prohibited from casting votes.” Moreover, Bhardwaj highlighted that the House Leader has no right to illegally capture or control the MCD.  

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