Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Delhi Mayoral Elections To Be Held On Apr 28

Elections for the posts of mayor and deputy-mayor of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) will be held on April 28. Sources in the ruling BJP said three names that of incumbent mayor, Kanwar Sain, leader of MCD house Subhash Arya and BJP councillor Jagdish Mamgain are doing rounds as the possible party candidates for the post.
An announcement to this effect was made by the office of the municipal secretary, which said that the last date of filing nominations for the two posts is April 23. Candidates can withdraw their names any time before the elections.
With 172 seats, BJP has a clear majority in the 272-member house, and its candidate will get elected as the mayor. According to the rules, the post of mayor is reserved for a woman in the first year of the tenure of the corporation and for a scheduled caste candidate in the third year.
This time, the mayor will have a tenure of two years. The tenure was for one year each in the last three years. ``The mayoral elections assumes significance this year because of the Commonwealth Games and also due to the fact that the councillor who becomes mayor will hold the post till the next municipal elections in 2011,'' said a councillor.
With thanks : source : Times of India

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