1. BJP nominates female candidates’ name for all three NDMC, SDMC, EDMC mayor post

BJP nominates female candidates’ name for all three NDMC, SDMC, EDMC mayor post

Councillors Kamaljeet Sehrawat (Dwarka-B ward), Neema Bhagat, Preeti Aggarwal (ward No. 57-N), are set to get elected as the mayors of EDMC, SDMC, and NDMC respectively.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: May 13, 2017 8:47 PM
mcd polls, delhi mcd polls, mcd polls delhi election, elections delhi mcd, ndmc mayor, edmc mayor, ndmc edmc mayor, delhi elections mayor, edmc ndmc mayors Councillors Kamaljeet Sehrawat (Dwarka-B ward), Neema Bhagat, Preeti Aggarwal (ward No. 57-N), are set to get elected as the mayors of EDMC, SDMC, and NDMC respectively.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in an unprecedented move, has named all women as its nominees for the post of mayors in EDMC, SDMC, and NDMC. Councillors Kamaljeet Sehrawat (Dwarka-B ward), Neema Bhagat,  Preeti Aggarwal (ward No. 57-N), are set to get elected as the mayors of SDMC, EDMC, and NDMC respectively. The saffron party is set to get the posts of mayor and deputy mayor unopposed in the south and the east Delhi civic bodies, polls for which would be held on May 19 and May 22 respectively. For the posts of deputy mayor in the SDMC, BJP has fielded Kailash Sankla (Punjabi Bagh), outgoing Leader of House in SDMC, Subhash Arya told PTI. The party has fielded Bhupender Gupta as its candidate for the post of chairman of the south corporation’s standing committee.

While Shikha Rai, Nandani Sharma, Tulsi Joshi and Poorva have been fielded for the post of being members of the panel. Last year, BJP’s Shyam Sharma was elected as the new South Delhi Mayor. BJP has fielded Bhupender Gupta for the south corporation standing committee’s chairman’s post. The party has fielded Shikha Rai, Nandani Sharma, Tulsi Joshi and Poorva for being members of the panel. Abhishek Dutt, Congress’ Andrews Ganj councillor,  has filed nomination for the post of SDMC’s panel member, while from AAP Ashok Kumar, a councillor from Hastsal ward, is also in the fray for the panel membership post, PTI reported.

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In the EDMC, BJP has fielded Bipin Bihari Singh as its deputy mayor. Last year, BJP’s New Usmanpur councillor Satya Sharma had defeated Congress rival Taj Mohammed for the post of mayor of East Delhi. The saffron party has fielded its councillors Pravesh Sharma, Santosh, Satpal Singh, Kiran and Kanchan Maheshwari, for the post of members of the EDMC’s standing committee, while AAP’s Rekha Tyagi is in fray for the same post. In the NDMC too, BJP’s Vijay Kumar Bhagat is set to be elected unopposed deputy mayor.

With the latest nominations, the BJP, has given considerable representation to female candidates. The party, which swept the MCD polls, will have its mayors and deputy mayors in all three civic bodies. The crucial MCD elections were held on April 23 in which the BJP bagged 181 of the 270 wards. Elections to the remaining two wards would be held on May 14 and May 21.

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