Sat. Feb 24th, 2024


The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation mayoral elections was postponed on Thursday as presiding officer Anil Masih is learnt to have been taken unwell.

“It is knowledgeable {that a} telephonic message has been obtained relating to the unwell well being of Anil Masih, who has been nominated as presiding authority for the assembly scheduled on January 18 for the publish of Mayor u/60 (a) learn with Regulation 6(1) of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (Procedure and Conduct of Business) Regulation, 1996. In view of the above, it’s requested to not attain MC workplace until additional orders are obtained, ” reads a message obtained by councillors.

Meanwhile, drama was witnessed as AAP and Congress councillors registered their protest over the event.

“I’ve been knowledgeable that Congress employees and councillors should not being allowed to go contained in the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation workplace as a result of the presiding officer isn’t nicely and he has been hospitalised. They (BJP) need to cease the election… We will transfer the High Court, ” Congress chief Pawan Bansal informed the media.

All eyes had been on the Chandigarh mayoral polls as this might the primary take a look at the approaching collectively of the Congress and AAP as a coalition of the Opposition’s INDIA bloc, months forward of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

As per the alliance, the AAP will struggle for the mayor’s seat whereas the Congress will contest the senior deputy mayor and deputy mayor posts.

In the 35-member Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, the BJP has 14 councillors, the AAP has 13 councillors, and the Congress has seven.

The Shiromani Akali Dal has one councillor within the House.

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