BJP upbeat, Cong silent, nominations end today

  • Monica Sharma, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Jan 04, 2016 10:10 IST
BJP city chief Sanjay Tandon with the candidates at the party office, Kamalam, in Sector 33 on Sunday. (HT File Photo)

The BJP leaders are all geared up to see their candidate win the mayoral polls scheduled for January 8. With Congress yet to declare the candidates for the posts of mayor, senior deputy mayor and deputy mayor, the BJP has announced all the three candidates.

A BJP councillor said party high command was keeping a close eye on the elections and strict instructions had been issued to bury the differences.

Due to bickerings within the party, the BJP, despite having 15 councillors, couldn’t see mayor from its fold all these years.The Congress, on the other hand, with just eight members was occupying the mayor’s post with the support of nominated councillors.

The BJP has tried to iron out the differences among the local leaders by picking Arun Sood, who is close to city chief Sanjay Tandon, for mayor’s post and Davesh Moudgil, who is close to Satya Pal Jain, for the post of senior deputy mayor. SAD councillor Hardeep Singh (32) will fight for deputy mayor’s post.

The last date for nominations is January 4.

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