MCD mayor election highlights: 2 women BJP councillors surrounded, assaulted by AAP counterparts, alleges BJP MP

Updated on Jan 07, 2023 02:29 AM IST

MCD Mayor Election Updates: A huge ruckus was witnessed at the Civic Centre, before the commencement of voting for the Delhi mayor elections, over the swearing-in of nominated councillors.

MCD mayor election live updates: The tussle started after presiding office invited an alderman to take oath first.
MCD mayor election live updates: The tussle started after presiding office invited an alderman to take oath first.(HT Photo)

Amid chaos and clash between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Aam Aadmi Party councillors at the Civic Center on Friday, the MCD House was adjourned even before the commencement of voting for mayoral polls.

Councillors from both parties clashed and then took to protests with sloganeering against each other ahead of the Delhi Mayor polls.

A huge ruckus was witnessed at the Civic Centre, before the commencement of voting for the Delhi mayor elections, over the swearing-in of nominated councillors.

High drama ensued in the house for over an hour as Delhi was all set to elect its first single mayor in 10 years after the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) was unified last year.

High pitched ruckus was heard in the MCD House as the presiding officer invited aldermen Manoj Kumar to take oath first. The presiding officer, MCD commissioner and other officials left the House after the ruckus.

Follow all the updates here:

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    AAP, BJP blame each other for starting MCD house row; BJP to protest on Saturday

    The BJP and AAP accused each other of assaulting its councillors in a scuffle that broke out in the MCD House on Friday, with the AAP alleging that the BJP made the alderman take oath first to get them voting rights for the election to Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

    Meanwhile, the BJP has claimed the AAP counsellors had come prepared to disrupt the oath of the aldermen and they assaulted BJP councillors including women, reported PTI. 

  • Jan 06, 2023 05:14 PM IST

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  • Jan 06, 2023 04:03 PM IST

    Two women BJP councillors surrounded, assaulted by AAP counterparts, alleges Parvesh Verma

    2 of our councillors - Anita and Inder Kaur were surrounded by AAP's male councillors. 5 of them jostled around Inder Kaur. With a sharp object, they struck her and she suffered a cut. When Anita came to her rescue, she also suffered a cut: Parvesh Verma, BJP MP, reported ANI. 

  • Jan 06, 2023 03:34 PM IST

    ‘Some AAP councilors were drunk,’ alleges BJP's Mayor candidate Rekha Gupta

    AAP fears losing. Climbing on the table of the presiding officer, breaking mics and throwing chairs-the culture they're developing is condemnable. Some of them (AAP councillors) had come to the MCD house after consuming liquor, said Rekha Gupta, BJP's Mayor candidate. 

  • Jan 06, 2023 03:01 PM IST

    AAP MLA Atishi hits out at BJP

  • Jan 06, 2023 02:31 PM IST

    ‘Attempt to get nominated members vote unconstitutional’: Kejriwal

    Mentioning Constitution rules, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said that attempt to get nominated members of the house to vote violates Article 243R, and is thus ‘unconstitutional’.

  • Jan 06, 2023 02:13 PM IST

    Explainer: Who are aldermen?

    The term "aldermen" traces its origin, the Merriam-webster dictionary states, from Old English ealdorman, from eald (old) + man. The word refers to experts specialized in some areas.

    According to the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act of 1957, the Lieutenant Governor ( of the National Capital Territory of Delhi may nominate ten individuals who are above the age of 25 to the corporation. It is expected that these individuals have specialised expertise or experience in municipal administration.

  • Jan 06, 2023 02:00 PM IST

    House adjourned for today, says presiding officer after violent clashes break out between AAP-BJP

    Presiding officer Satya Sharma has stated that the house has been adjourned. We have informed LG about the entire situation and he will decide the next date. The house will not resume today."

  • Jan 06, 2023 01:49 PM IST

    Watch: AAP's Praveen Kumar reveals how he was ‘attacked’ by BJP councillors

  • Jan 06, 2023 01:44 PM IST

    House adjourned as clash between BJP, AAP councillors turns violent

    The House has been adjourned as violent clashes broke out between AAP, BJP councillors. The tussle began after AAP objected to oath-taking order following the presiding officer's call to ask aldermen to take oath first.

  • Jan 06, 2023 01:28 PM IST

    Section of BJP-AAP councillors resort to fighting

    A fight broke out among a section of BJP and AAP councilors as members exchanged blows amid the ongoing ruckus in the House which was due to elect MCD mayor and deputy mayor today. One member made an attempt to throw a chair on others.

  • Jan 06, 2023 01:25 PM IST

    AAP's grave allegations on BJP amid clash in House: ‘Wants to kill…'

  • Jan 06, 2023 01:12 PM IST

    Amid commotion in House, Manoj Tiwari continues to slam AAP

  • Jan 06, 2023 01:05 PM IST

    House proceedings remain disrupted

    The AAP councilors continue to remain stationed on top of dais amid chaos in the House. The presiding officer Satya Sharma has appealed them to take their seats.

  • Jan 06, 2023 12:58 PM IST

    ‘Frightened at possibility of defeat’: Delhi BJP spokesperson slams AAP 

  • Jan 06, 2023 12:50 PM IST

    'When in majority, why afraid?': BJP's Meenakashi Lekhi hits back at AAP over clash in House

    “All the ruckus is started by AAP leaders. This is because they are unaware of the rules. When they are in majority, why are they afraid? AAP MPs do the same in Rajya Sabha as well. They should allow voting,” said BJP MP and Union minister Meenakashi Lekhi over the ongoing clash in the Civic Centre between AAP-BJP members.

  • Jan 06, 2023 12:46 PM IST

    'BJP wants to take MCD by dishonesty': AAP's Saurabh Bharadwaj amid ruckus in House

    “Till date in the history of MCD, the nominated councilor has never voted in the House. Want to take possession of MCD by dishonesty. BJP people will not let your hooliganism go on,” AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj tweets amid ruckus in the House.

  • Jan 06, 2023 12:43 PM IST

    Commotion continues at Civic Centre as BJP-AAP clash, raise slogans

  • Jan 06, 2023 12:38 PM IST

    AAP's councillor Praveen Kumar alleges violence by BJP members amid clash in House

  • Jan 06, 2023 12:28 PM IST

    'AAP is scared': Manoj Tiwari on clash between AAP-BJP in House

  • Jan 06, 2023 12:23 PM IST

    Presiding officer, commissioner and municipal secretary leave House amid ruckus

    The presiding officer Satya Sharma, commissioner and municipal secretary have left the chamber amid ruckus over order of oath-taking.

  • Jan 06, 2023 12:18 PM IST

    Manish Sisodia scorns at BJP over order of oath-taking

  • Jan 06, 2023 12:08 PM IST

    House proceedings remain disrupted as AAP objects to order of oath-taking

    AAP councilors and MLAs continue to raise slogans against BJP as the proceedings of the House remain disrupted. The tussle started after presiding office invited an alderman to take oath first to which AAP objected. Aldermen are nominated members who are experts but they do not have voting rights.

  • Jan 06, 2023 11:57 AM IST

    Ruckus erupts in House after presiding officer invites alderman to take Oath first

    A huge ruckus followed in the House before swearing-in of nominated councillors. The tussle started after presiding officer invited an alderman to take oath first to which AAP objected. Manoj Kumar, the alderman who had reached the dais, could not take the oath.

  • Jan 06, 2023 11:52 AM IST

    Huge ruckus in House before swearing-in of nominated councillors

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    Ruckus erupts as AAP & BJP councillors raise slogans

    Immediately after the presiding officer Satya Sharma was about to initiate the oath taking process ruckus has started in the chamber.

  • Jan 06, 2023 11:39 AM IST

    Municipal Commissioner Gyanesh Bharti initiates House proceedings

    The Municipal Commissioner Gyanesh Bharti has initiated the proceedings of the House where the newly elected councillors will take their Oaths, which will be followed by an election for the post of mayor and deputy mayor of MCD.

  • Jan 06, 2023 11:24 AM IST

    ‘Exposed’, AAP alleges BJP-Cong deal over polls

  • Jan 06, 2023 10:54 AM IST

    Preparations underway for MCD Mayoral election 

  • Jan 06, 2023 10:44 AM IST

    Elections for post mayor, dy mayor after members take oath

    The New Delhi DM will administer Oath to Presiding Officer Satya Sharma. Sharma will then administer Oath to rest of the members. Once all members have taken oaths, elections for the post of mayor will be held today the in House proceedings.

  • Jan 06, 2023 10:17 AM IST

    Ten aldermen nominated to MCD ahead mayoral poll

    On Tuesday, the Delhi government issued a notification that 10 members had been nominated to the MCD by him. "In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-clause (i) of clause (b) of sub-section (3) of section 3 of the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957 (66 of 1957), the Lt. Governor of the National Capital Territory of Delhi hereby nominates the following persons to be represented in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi for the period 2022-2027," the notification read. AAP has accused the LG of nominating BJP workers and deemed it “unconstitutional”.

  • Jan 06, 2023 09:36 AM IST

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  • Jan 06, 2023 08:49 AM IST

    AAP's Saurabh Bharadwaj reacts to LG nominating presiding officer from BJP

  • Jan 06, 2023 08:35 AM IST

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    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has appointed a councillor from Adarsh Nagar ward Mukesh Goel as the Leader of the House in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).

  • Jan 06, 2023 08:06 AM IST

    Delhi Congress will not take part in mayoral election

    "Delhiites who elected Congress councillors, voted for them to raise the issues affecting them and work for their welfare and not to fulfil the patrician agenda of AAP and BJP. Our councillors will walk out of the House before voting," chief Anil Chaudhary said Thursday, reported PTI.

  • Jan 06, 2023 07:49 AM IST

    Who are AAP-BJP candidates for deputy mayor's post

    The Aam Aadmi Party's nominees for the deputy mayor's post are Jalaj Kumar and Aaley Mohammad Iqbal. The saffron party has fielded Kamal Bagri for the election.

  • Jan 06, 2023 07:41 AM IST

    Who are AAP-BJP's candidate for mayor's post

    For the mayor's post, AAP has fielded Shelly Oberoi and Ashu Thakur. Oberoi is the party's main contender. On the other hand, Rekha Gupta is the BJP candidate for the top post.

  • Jan 06, 2023 07:17 AM IST

    How were MCD election results for Delhi?

    The ruling Aam Aadmi Party had won 134 seats in the December 4 elections, ending the 15 year-rule of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the civic body which was reunified last year. The saffron party had clinched 104 seats to finish second while Congress bagged nine seats.

  • Jan 06, 2023 06:53 AM IST

    High-octane Delhi mayor election today amid fresh L-G vs AAP showdown

    The national capital will get its new mayor today, a month after the elections to the 250-member Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) took place. The newly elected councillors will take oath in the first municipal house after the high-stake civic polls. Read more.


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