Mayoral poll by month-end, SDMC to elect its Mayor on April 26

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Mayoral poll by month-end, SDMC to elect its Mayor on April 26

Monday, 15 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Election to elect mayors in all three BJP-controlled municipal corporations in Delhi would be held by the end of this month. South Delhi Municipal Corporation would elect its mayor on April 26 while election in north and east corporations to elect mayors would be held on April 29.

According to Delhi Municipal Corporation Act (DMC) election of mayor and deputy mayor from among the councillors of the corporations would be in the first meeting of the House every year.

A senior SDMC official said that the elections for the posts of mayor, deputy mayor and three members of the standing committee of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation will be held on April 26.

The last date to submit nominations is April 18, he said. Mayoral polls in East and North Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC and NDMC) would be both held on April 29.

A senior north Corporation official said that the notification for elections of mayor and deputy mayor of the NDMC was issued a few days ago. This year, as per the rotation basis, the mayoral seat is reserved for the Scheduled Caste category.

The mayors and deputy mayors get a year-long term in the cities of Union Territories. The erstwhile Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) was trifurcated into North, South and East Delhi Municipal Corporations in 2012.

The BJP has been ruling the civic bodies for the past 10 years. The mayoral five-year tenure sees five single-year terms on a rotation basis, with the first year being reserved for women, the second open category, third for reserved category, and the remaining two also being in open category.

Last year, the polls were held in the open category. The incumbent mayors for the three corporations are Adesh Gupta (NDMC), Narender Chawla (SDMC) and Bipin Bihari Singh (EDMC).

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