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Chandigarh MC: AAP names candidates for Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Senior Deputy Mayor posts

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- January 12th 2023 03:17 PM
Chandigarh MC: AAP names candidates for Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Senior Deputy Mayor  posts

Chandigarh MC: AAP names candidates for Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Senior Deputy Mayor posts

Chandigarh, January 12: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)on Thursday named its candidates for the posts of Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Senior Deputy Mayor of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation.

The AAP has named Jasbir Singh Laddi as its candidate for Mayor post, Tarun Mehta (Senior Deputy Mayor and Suman Amit Sharma (Deputy  Mayor). The last date for filing of nominations is January 12. The tenure of the current Mayor ended on January 7. Nominated councillor Amit Jindal would be convening the meeting to elect the Chandigarh Mayor.



Notably, the elections for the three posts of the Chandigarh MC are held every year during the five-year term of the MC House. This is the second term.

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The first term is reserved for a woman candidate from general category; second is for any candidate from general category, third for candidate from SC category, fourth for woman candidate from general category and fifth for general category.

In the 35-member House of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, the BJP and the AAP have 14 councillors each. There are six councillors of the Congress and one of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). A party needs 19 votes to win the mayoral posts.

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- With inputs from our correspondent

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