NEW DELHI: As soon as the meeting of the newly elected Municipal Corporation began on Friday, a dispute broke out between the councilors of the Aam Aadmi Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party over the 10 aldermen appointed by Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena.
Municipal Corporation of Delhi House began on Friday. The meeting began with BJP councillor Satya Sharma being administered the oath as presiding officer for the elections to the posts of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) mayor and deputy mayor.
#WATCH | Delhi: Ruckus at Civic Center as BJP, AAP councillors clash with each other amid ensuing sloganeering ahead of Delhi Mayor polls. pic.twitter.com/v1HXUxawSC— ANI (@ANI) January 6, 2023
The election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Municipal Corporation of Delhi is to be held under his chairmanship.
BJP leader Manoj Tiwari on opposition from AAP corporators said, “What is the Aam Aadmi Party afraid of? Has the Aam Aadmi Party been morally defeated? Have they understood that their corporators will not support them?” This kind of ruckus even before the election of Mayor definitely shows that Aam Aadmi Party is morally defeated.”
आम आदमी पार्टी को डर किस बात का है? क्या नैतिक रूप से आम आदमी पार्टी हार चुकी है? क्या उनको समझ आ गया है कि उनके पार्षद उनका साथ नहीं देंगे? मेयर चुनने के पहले ही इस तरह का हंगामा, ये निश्चित रूप से दिखाता है कि आम आदमी पार्टी नैतिक रूप से हार चुकी है: बीजेपी सांसद मनोज तिवारी pic.twitter.com/54rLPclGQi— ANI_HindiNews (@AHindinews) January 6, 2023
The Aam Aadmi Party alleges that Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena is nominating such BJP leaders to the Municipal Corporation who are not experts in civic issues.
The corporators of ‘AAP’ raised slogans, after which the corporators of BJP raised slogans against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. After this, the councilors of ‘AAP’ also started raising slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
On Thursday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal formally expressed his protest by writing a letter to Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena.
As Satya Sharma called Manoj Sharma, a member appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, to take oath, Aam Aadmi Party councilors started protesting against him, reports news agency PTI.