New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party candidate Shelly Oberoi has been elected as the new mayor of Delhi after having secured 150 votes on Wednesday.
“I assure you all that I will run this House in a constitutional manner. I expect you all will maintain the dignity of the House and cooperate in its smooth functioning,” Delhi Mayor Shelly Oberoi said as soon as she was elected as the mayor.
The BJP received 116 votes in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls to elect Delhi’s mayor as the previous three attempts – on January 6, January 24 and February 6, failed to elect the mayor.
The municipal elections in Delhi were held on December 4 and the results were announced on December 7. Aam Aadmi Party won 134 seats out of 250.
The voting for the post of Mayor which started at around 11.30 am went on for more than 2 hours.
A total of 10 nominated MPs, 14 nominated MLAs and 241 elected councillors out of 250 voted in the mayoral election.
The polling began with the MPs and MLAs casting their votes, followed by voting by the elected Councillors.
The nominated MLAs of both parties also cast their votes, among whom 13 were from the AAP and 1 from BJP.