The Delhi Mayoral elections were conducted at the Dr. S.P. Mukherjee Civic Centre. The Aam Aadmi Party claimed majority, resulting their candidate, Shelly Oberoi to be the new Mayor of Delhi. Shelly Oberoi claimed victory in the Mayoral polls, with 150 votes. The BJP, meanwhile, garnered 116 votes.
The party leaders have already started congratulating Oberoi for the victory. Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia took to Twitter to congratulate Oberoi, saying, “The goons have lost, people have won. I congratulate all workers on the election of an AAP mayor and thank the people of Delhi once again. Many congratulations to Shelly Oberoi, AAP’s first mayor.”
AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwaj also expressed his happiness over his party winning the Mayoral polls. Bharadwaj posted a tweet saying, "The goons have lost. The public has won."
About Shelly Oberoi
Shelly Oberoi is a highly qualified individual, presently, working as Assistant Professor in University of Delhi and has been a part of various Seminars, Paper Presentations, and Research papers Published in various National and International Journals.
She has Displayed vast success in continuously acquiring new knowledge and applying innovative pedagogies and have always aimed to be an Effective Educator and have a global outlook which is the need of today. She is also a life time member of Indian Commerce Association.
She is also the recipient of best paper awards in different national and international conferences and has won Gold medal(Prof Manubhai Shah Award) in ICA Conference.She has also been awarded " Miss Kamla Rani Prize" and was scholarship holder for highest marks in Graduation.
She has also attended and participated in various FDPs and has learnt many new statistical techniques. She also delivers lectures on Gyan Darshan (Doordarshan) and Gyan Vani (105.6FM).
Mayoral polls began earlier today
Amid the ongoing tensions in the political parties, the process of electing the Delhi Mayor began in the morning today. The process was expected to be completed within a time of one and half hours.
The election was scheduled to take place after the civic polls in December 2022, but the exercise had been postponed three times.
Last week, Delhi Lt Governor VK Saxena gave his approval to convene the municipal House for the mayoral election, following the Supreme Court order. The election will take place at the first meeting of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, where the mayor, deputy mayor, and six members of the standing committee will be elected.
AAP mayoral candidate moved to SC
The ruling Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) mayoral candidate, Shelly Oberoi, had sought an early conduct of the election and had moved a plea in the Supreme Court. The apex court not only ordered the issuance of a notice within 24 hours for convening the first meeting of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, but it also held that the members nominated to the MCD by the Lt Governor cannot vote to elect the mayor.
The crisis had impacted the annual budget proceedings, and the schedule of taxes for 2023-24 was passed by the Special Officer of the MCD on February 15. The schedule of taxes had to be passed by the House before or on February 15, as per norms. However, the remaining budget is expected to be passed by the House before March 31, as required, since the new deliberative wing led by a mayor is likely to come into place on February 22.
The electoral college for the mayoral election comprises the 250 elected councillors, seven Lok Sabha and three Rajya Sabha MPs from Delhi, 14 MLAs, and 13 AAP and one BJP member nominated by the Delhi Assembly Speaker. The AAP has a majority with 150 votes, while the BJP has 113 votes.
About Delhi MCD polls
The AAP had emerged as the clear winner in the December 2022 polls, bagging 134 wards and ending the BJP's 15-year rule in the civic body. The BJP won 104 wards to finish second, while the Congress won nine seats in the 250-member municipal House.