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Chandigarh Mayor Elections: BJP vs AAP to battle

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- January 17th 2023 09:33 AM
Chandigarh Mayor Elections: BJP vs AAP to battle

Chandigarh Mayor Elections: BJP vs AAP to battle

Chandigarh, January 17: Chandigarh city mayoral polls are all set to take place on January 17 at Municipal Corporation building, Sector-17, Chandigarh. 

The elections for three posts- Mayor, senior deputy mayor and deputy mayor of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation to take place at 11 am. 


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In the house of 35-member, both Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have 14 members each, six are from the Congress and SAD has a lone councillor. To get elected, the nominated candidate must acquire at least 19 votes. 

Chandigarh’s mayor polls will be direct battle between AAP and BJP as the Congress has not fielded any candidate. 

BJP has named Anup Gupta as its candidate for the post of Mayor while the AAP has fielded its Councillor Jasbir Singh.

Meanwhile, BJP nominated Kanwarjit Rana for the post of Senior Deputy Mayor and Harjit Singh for the post of Deputy Mayor, while AAP nominated Taruna Mehta for the post of Senior Deputy Mayor and Suman Singh for the post of Deputy Mayor.

Keeping in view the elections, Chandigarh administration imposed section 144 of the CrPC within 50 meters from its periphery. 

Notably, three post for the election are held every year during the five-year term of the Municipal Corporation House but however this time, the mayor will be elected for the second term.

- With inputs from agencies

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