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New mayor, corporators to take oath on Nov 17

india Updated: Nov 16, 2006 00:06 IST

THE SWEARING in ceremony for the newly elected mayor and corporators will be held on November 17 at Court Club ground. Divisional commissioner Dr Moolchand Yadav would administer the oath to the newly elected mayor Anju Chaudhary and she would administer oath to all the 70 corporators.

Municipal Corporation officials have given a face-lift to the meeting hall of the corporation and the building is buzzing with hectic activities. Corporation employees have distributed 7000 invitation cards and the ceremony would be held in a grand enclosure. The function would start at 3 pm. Meanwhile, assistant municipal commissioner Satyaprakash Pandey accepted all the demands of Municipal Corporation Employees’ Coordination Committee to remove every possible hurdle in the swearing in ceremony.

In a meeting with employees, the union leaders assured that formalities regarding accepting of demands would be completed by November 20.

The fractured mandate of the people for Municipal Corporation Board has increased the worries of newly elected Mayor. In 70 members board, BJP has the strength of 26 corporators, SP is on the next having 22 corporators.  Fifteen independent corporators and seven Congress corporators will play a vital role in the board. However, city unit president of SP Zia-ul-Islam claimed that there were at least four SP supported independent corporators who had registered victory and they were also part of SP, increasing its strength upto 26 corporators.

Shortage of sanitation employees in the corporation and their recruitment will also be a challenge for the newly elected Mayor. Sources said SP had intensified its exercise to capture deputy mayor post by the support of Congress and independent corporators.