Preeti Aggarwal elected as North Delhi Mayor

BJP councillor Preeti Aggarwal was elected unopposed as the mayor of north Delhi as the new team of the area’s civic body also took charge.

Besides, Vijay Kumar Bhagat was also chosen unopposed as the deputy mayor as no other party had filed nominations for the two posts.

While Preeti represents Rohini-F ward (No 57-N), Bhagat had won from ward no 20-N in the high-stakes MCD polls held on April 23, in which the BJP had fielded all fresh faces to counter “anti-incumbency”.

After the polls, the saffron party’s strength in the 104 -member New Delhi Municipal Corporation House is 64, while AAP has 21 and Congress 15 councillors.

The BSP has one member, while two had won the election independent candidates.

The post of mayor sees five single-year terms on a rotation basis, with the first year being reserved for women, the second for open category, third for reserved category, and the remaining two also being in the open category.

In the polls, Preeti had defeated AAP’s Abhinav Mishra in the elections by a margin of 5,413 votes. She had bagged 11,723 votes, while Mishra finished second with 6,310.

(Agencies)

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