Last Updated: February 06, 2023, 15:15 IST
Hitting out on the BJP over the adjournment of the Delhi municipal House, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday mentioned the occasion solely believes in hooliganism and isn’t permitting the mayoral polls to be held.
The BJP needs to run the MCD forcibly and therefore it’s resorting to making a ruckus within the House, Sisodia mentioned at a press convention.
His remarks got here after the municipal House failed to elect a mayor for a 3rd time in a month on Monday after a ruckus erupted over the nominated members being allowed to vote within the election to the submit.
Soon after the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) House assembled, Presiding Officer Satya Sharma introduced that the aldermen might be allowed to vote in elections to the posts of mayor, deputy mayor and Standing Committee members which might be held concurrently.
This drew objections from AAP councillors.
“The BJP needs to run the MCD forcibly and therefore it’s resorting to making a ruckus within the House,” Sisodia mentioned.
“The BJP resorted to ruckus while the AAP councillors were sitting silently. The ruckus created by the BJP shows that the party does not believe in the Constitution, laws and they only believe in hooliganism,” he mentioned.
The deputy chief minister additional alleged that the BJP is “working the MCD” with the help of officers and taking wrong decisions.
“On December 7, the MCD election results were announced and today is February 6. A clear mandate was given to the AAP but the BJP is not allowing the election of the mayor to be held,” he mentioned.
He additionally claimed the BJP tried to “purchase” AAP councillors but none of them accepted its offer.
According to the Delhi Municipal Corporation (DMC) Act, 1957, the mayor and the deputy mayor are to be elected in the very first session of the House after the civic polls. However, it’s been two months since the municipal elections were held on December 4 and Delhi is yet to get a mayor.
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