New Delhi: The next Mayor of Delhi will be chosen today amid an escalation of a tussle between the ruling Aam Aadmi Party and Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena. The BJP, which lost the civic polls after three terms in power, has claimed that they will win the post.
Arvind Kejriwal’s party has fielded Shelly Oberoi for the top post in the civic body. Challenging her is the BJP’s Shalimar Bagh councillor Rekha Gupta. AAP’s back-up candidate is Ashu Thakur. The nominees for the post of deputy mayor are AAP’s Aaley Muhammad Iqbal and Jalaj Kumar and Kamal Bagri from the BJP.
The election comes amid a row over the appointment of BJP councillor Satya Sharma as the presiding officer for the election. The Lieutenant Governor appointed Mr Sharma instead of Mukesh Goyal, whom AAP had recommended.
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