AAP’s Shelly Oberoi is Delhi’s new Mayor, Kejriwal says ‘goons lost, public won’

Arvind Kejriwal and Oberoi Shelly. [Photo: Twitter/ Oberoi Shelly]

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s Shelly Oberoi was elected as the Mayor of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Wednesday.

Oberoi received 150 votes, compared to 116 for BJP candidate Rekha Gupta. AAP MLA Shoaib Iqbal’s son Aale Mohammad became the deputy Mayor of MCD. He also won against the BJP candidate.

Addressing the MCD House for the first time, Oberoi thanked Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, and the Lieutenant Governor.

“I assure you all that I will run this House in a constitutional manner. I expect you all will maintain the dignity of the House and cooperate in its smooth functioning,” Oberoi said.

The voting which started at around 11.30 am went on for more than 2 hours.

A total of 10 nominated MPs, 14 nominated MLAs and 241 elected councillors out of 250 voted in the mayoral election.

Meanwhile, Kejriwal congratulated Oberoi for winning the mayoral election and said ‘goons lost, public won’.

Deputy CM Manish Sisodia also congratulated the new mayor.

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