After the Delhi municipal House was adjourned for the third time in a month without electing a mayor, the AAP on Monday said it will move the Supreme Court so that the polls can be held in a “court-monitored manner”.
The municipal House failed to elect a mayor on Monday after a ruckus erupted over the nominated members being allowed to vote in the election to the post.
Soon after the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) House assembled around 11:30 am, after a delay of half an hour, Presiding Officer Satya Sharma announced that aldermen will be allowed to vote in elections to the posts of mayor, deputy mayor and Standing Committee members which will be held simultaneously.
Addressing a press conference, AAP leader Sanjay Singh said: “We will go to the Supreme Court now to have the mayoral election conducted.”
“The BJP is strangulating democracy and the Constitution of India. The presiding officer allowed the aldermen to vote in mayoral polls, which is wrong as per the Constitution and is against democracy,” he said.