Vested interests among both the parties – Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) councilors on Friday maligned the dignity of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). Never before Delhi had witnessed such violent situations over elections. Earlier, we saw how the Mayor polls was stalled three times and the scenes house had witnessed when finally Shelly Oberoi’s name was announced on Wednesday as Delhi’s Mayor.
The polls have been postponed till February 27, 2023.
What actually happed and why?
Election to elect the members of the standing committee was taking place. 250 elected councilors cast their votes on Friday as a fresh poll was taking place to elect the six-members of the is being conducted to elect six standing committee. It closed with 242 of the 250 councilors casting their votes. The Mayor informed, eight members had abstained from voting and did not cast their votes. Standing committee is the highest decision-making body in the MCD.
A scuffle broke out between BJP and AAP councilors after Delhi’s newly elected Mayor Shelly Oberoi said that there will not be a recounting of votes to elect the six-member Standing Committee, after a vote was declared as invalid. The equation is simple – If voting takes place and this one vote comes to AAP then the party will have four members.
The names of councillors who did not vote – Mandeep Singh, Ariba Khan, Nazia Danish, Sameer Ahmad, Shagufta Chaudhary Zubair, Sabila Begum, Naziya Khatoon and Zarif.
MCD stands ashamed today…
The house witnessed abusive languages, punches, kicks, and even attacking with plates and blades. Some of the members of BJP were seen bleeding profusely. According to BJP councillors, women councillors of AAP attacked them and abused them.
Aam Aadmi Party has once again exposed it’s hunger for power. The visuals show clearly that not the Saffron but it was AAP (that always pretend and preach to be naive), had resorted to violence. Not just male councillors but even the women councillors were seen attacking, abusing and creating ruckus inside the house.
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