The Delhi High Court has given a major decision regarding the election of the members of the Standing Committee in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). The court has set aside the decision of Delhi Mayor Shelly Oberoi, in which she had asked for fresh standing committee elections. Justice Purushendra Kumar Kaurav of the Delhi High Court while delivering the verdict said that Shelly Oberoi’s decision to cancel a vote was absolutely wrong. The Court further said that the decision taken by the Mayor was taken without any authority and power. This was not taken on the basis of any concrete facts.
Delhi’s Mayor Shaili Oberoi was directed by the court to conduct the polling on February 24. After this, the result should be declared on the basis of the results that came. Also, said that the vote which was canceled by Shelly Oberoi should also be counted.
Mayor Shelly Oberoi had given instructions to re-elect the 6-member Standing Committee. Against this, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) corporators Shikha Roy and Kamaljeet Sehrawat filed their petitions in the Delhi High Court. At the time of election, Shelly Oberoi had also canceled a vote, after which there was a lot of uproar in the Civic Center. After this, the court had directed the Mayor to keep the ballot paper, CCTV footage and other essential items safe. Today the court has given this decision regarding this.
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SC had also heard about Alderman
The Supreme Court had reserved judgment on a petition filed against the appointment of councilors nominated by the Governor (LG) in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). The Delhi government had filed a petition in the Supreme Court opposing the appointment of nominated councilors called Alderman by the LG. At the same time, Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Vinay Kumar Saxena had said that in the administrative work of Delhi, he has to work with the advice and assistance of the Delhi government, but the appointment of nominated councilors in the municipal corporation does not come under this purview.