Shelly Oberoi elected Delhi's new mayor

Aam Aadmi Party councillor defeats BJP's Rekha Gupta by 34 votes

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AAP's Shelly Oberoi with party councillors celebrates her victory in the mayoral election, at the Civic Centre in New Delhi on Wednesday. — PTI
AAP's Shelly Oberoi with party councillors celebrates her victory in the mayoral election, at the Civic Centre in New Delhi on Wednesday. — PTI

Published: Wed 22 Feb 2023, 2:10 PM

Last updated: Wed 22 Feb 2023, 3:08 PM

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday congratulated the people of Delhi over Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councilor Shelly Oberoi's win in the mayoral poll and hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJ)P saying the public won and the "goons" were defeated.

Oberoi defeated BJP councillor Rekha Gupta by 34 votes in the election to the top post in the first meeting of newly elected Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) .

"The goons lost, the public won. In the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, the people of Delhi won and hooliganism was defeated. Congratulations to the people of Delhi on Shelly Oberoi being elected mayor," Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi without naming anyone.

The election of mayor took place in the backdrop of a Supreme Court order recently ruling against voting rights of 10 aldermen appointed by the Lt Governor VK Saxena.

Previous three attempts to elect Delhi mayor were fruitless with the AAP and BJP fighting it out in the MCD House meetings over the issue of appointment of protem mayor and aldermen.


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