The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is at loggerheads with the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) over the mayoral election, may end up losing the executive control of the civic body despite having secured a majority in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls. AAP's mayoral candidate Shelly Oberoi has moved the Supreme Court, demanding the civic body head polls be held "immediately" and that aldermen, who have been nominated by Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena, not be given voting rights, as per law. AAP alleged that the nominated aldermen are all members of the BJP. However, the election of the mayor is not the only worry for the Arvind Kejriwal-led party. The councillors will not just elect the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, but also six of the 18 members of MCD's Standing Committee, which is the main cause of AAP's worry. Why majority in the Standing Committee is important for AAP? According to a report by Indian Express, while Mayor is the nominal head of the civic body as their power is limited to calling special meetings of the House, disqualification of members if they do not furnish details of their assets, and declaring quorum for the House to convene sittings…. Read full this story
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