Delhi Mayor polls: Supreme Court to hear the case tomorrow

Delhi Mayor polls: Supreme Court to hear the case tomorrow

The Delhi Mayoral Elections are scheduled for 8th February 2023, and the Supreme Court of India agreed to list the matter. Senior Attorney AM Singhvi brought up the issue before a bench that included Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice PS Narasimha, and Justice JB Pardiwala.

Initially, Dr. AM Singhvi proposed: "This is brazen. This is the MCD matter. Hear it on the merits. They have let the nominated members to vote despite Article 243R of the Indian constitution. They say that all the three- Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Stating Committee will have to bear direct bar in regulation and later allowed elections to be held. They then say two members of this party be excluded because a sessions court convicted them for three months. A temporary protem person enabling this. The election is now from 2 months. It is a murder of democracy."

Election day for Delhi's mayor was set for January 24, 2023. (for the second time in January). However, the elections were delayed when the LG-appointed presiding officer adjourned the House indefinitely in response to a commotion caused by some council members. Due to commotion between AAP and BJP members, the first meeting of the newly elected House of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) was also postponed on January 6. After that, Dr. Shelly Oberoi, a candidate for mayor from the Aam Aadmi Party, went to the Supreme Court of India and demanded that the elections for mayor of Delhi be held on time. Later, she retracted the petition on the grounds that the elections would be held on February 6, 2023.

Elections have already been postponed three times. On February 6th, 2023, a commotion broke out over the nominated members' right to vote in the election for the position.

CJI DY Chandrachud consented to list the case tomorrow, on February 8, 2023, after hearing the case.

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