BJP councillor Meera Aggarwal on Monday took charge of the newly-created North Delhi Municipal Corporation as its first Mayor after she was elected unopposed from among the 104 councillors.
Immediately after taking charge she announced that work on a medical college in Narela will be started in the next six months and cleanliness will be maintained in the city.
Criticising the Delhi government for trifurcating MCD, she said despite the challenges, she will try her best to make the new civic body 'the best corporation'. Aggarwal also flayed the Delhi government for "taking away" certain powers and functions of the unified MCD, such as transport, water, electricity and slums, thereby crippling 'a strong institution'.
"Despite the government' crippling measures, we can still develop North Delhi as a green zone and implement projects to improve sanitation and make the area world class. Toilets will also be built and maintained for the benefit of the common man," said Aggarwal.
Aggarwal, 50, a third time councillor holds an LLB degree and has been elected from Sawan Park ward. Besides the election of the Mayor, the new civic body also elected BJP leader Azad Singh as the Deputy Mayor. Singh is a councillor from Mundka.
The election to the Standing Committee was also held on Monday in which four BJP councillors and two Congress members were elected to the body. The newly-elected 104 councillors were also sworn-in.
The Mayoral election for East Delhi Corporation will be held on Tuesday and South Delhi Municipal Corporation will elect its Mayor on Wednesday. In East Delhi, where BJP has a clear majority, Annaporna Mishra may be the new Mayor.