Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will join the New Delhi Municipal Council as a member on Friday as the required notification from the home ministry has arrived.
According to a senior official of the NDMC, who wished not to be named, the notification has been done on Thursday. “Now both Kejriwal, the MLA from New Delhi constituency, and Surendra Singh, the legislator from Delhi Cantonment, will be sworn in as members in the next council meeting on Friday,” the official told Hindustan Times.
The home ministry nod of approval for nominating the two legislators took some time, though the required paperwork for was cleared by the lieutenant-governor’s office earlier. “The notification was a mere formality as MLAs of the two constituencies in the NDMC area are to be members,”
Kejriwal, AAP’s convenor, defeated former chief minister Sheila Dikshit by 25,864 votes from the New Delhi constituency while Singh, a former NSG commando deployed during the Taj Hotel terrorist attacks in Mumbai, defeated sitting BJP MLA Karan Singh Tanwar by a narrow margin of 355 votes.
According to the official, a special council meeting has been called on Friday, specifically for the purpose of the AAP leaders entry.