New Delhi: Lieutenant Governor Vinay Kumar Saxena has approved the proposals made by the Kejriwal-led Delhi government to hold the mayoral elections on the 22nd of this month. The election will be held at 11 am at the civic body head office MCD Sadan. The Supreme Court ordered that the first meeting on the election of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Standing Committee members be held within 24 hours of the verdict.
The Supreme Court has made it clear that appointed members cannot vote in the Delhi Mayoral elections. This judgment gave relief to the AAP government. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal hailed the Supreme Court verdict as a victory for democracy.
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Can nominated candidates vote in the mayoral election? The dispute continued between the AAP government and the Lt. Governor on the issue. Thus, these elections have been postponed more than three times in the past two months. Finally, the Supreme Court verdict put a full stop to this dispute.
Delhi Mayor, Deputy Mayor and six Standing Committee members will be elected on 22nd of this month.