Meera gets prized post in north Delhi

Meera gets prized post in north Delhi

Master Azad Singh elected deputy mayor

BJP’s Meera Aggarwal, 50, has become the first mayor of the newly-created North Delhi Municipal Corporation. 

A law graduate and three time councillor, Aggarwal was elected unopposed in the first House meeting on Monday after Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Satpal Singh, who had also filed his nomination, withdrew his candidature. 

The elections of deputy mayor and six members of the standing committee were also held unopposed. 

Master Azad Singh, younger brother of former chief minister Saheb Singh Verma, was elected as deputy mayor.

Another BSP councilor Satya Prakash, who had filed his nomination for the six-member standing committee, withdrew his nomination, allowing the remaining six candidates to be elected unanimously. 

Yogender Chandoliya, Vijay Prakash Pandey, Hoor Bano and Surender Kaur of BJP, and Mukesh Goel and Gulab Singh of Congress were elected as members of the standing committee in a ‘friendly’ atmosphere.

Outgoing mayor Rajni Abbi announced Meera Aggarwal’s name as the new mayor after all members had taken the oath of the House. 

“Since there is no other nomination for the mayor’s post apart from Aggarwal’s, this House unanimously elects her,” said Abbi, inviting her to chair the House while BJP councillors got up from their seats to congratulate her.

Aggarwal sought cooperation from the opposition for smooth functioning of the House and speeding up developmental projects. 

“People have great expectations from us. We have to start delivering without wasting time. People have sent us back to House because we had delivered the last time,” she said. “We have limited resources. The Delhi government should give us a bailout package instead of a loan,” she added.

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