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Sarabjit Kaur Dhillon of BJP is elected Chandigarh Mayor

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | January 08, 2022 09:13 PM

BJP candidate wins after one vote of AAP member declared invalid
CHANDIGARH: In a dramatic event today Sarabjit Kaur Dhillon MC of BJP was elected Mayor of Chandigarh defeating AAP candidate Anju Katyal. Dhillon is elected from ward no.6 but she lives in Manimajra.

BJP had strength of 13 MCs against 14 of AAP. MP Kirron Kher cast her vote in favour of BJP which brought the two parties at 14-14 tie. The presiding officer however declatred one vote of AAP MC invalid claining it was torn. It paved way for BJP to install its Mayor despite having less votes.

AAP MCs lodged strong protest and raised slogans against BJP for cheating the mandate of Chandigarh voters.

 In the December 24 election, the AAP bagged 14 seats, BJP 12 seats, Congress eight and the SAD one seat. The number of BJP votes in the House has gone up to 14 as Harpreet Kaur Babla, the wife of former Chandigarh Congress vice-president, Devinder Babla, joined the BJP. Another vote it has is of city MP Kirron Kher.

BJP’s Dalip Sharma won the senior deputy mayor election, defeating AAP’s Prem Lata. Sharma got 15 votes and Lata 13 out of the 28 votes cast.

BJP candidate Anup Gupta won the deputy mayor’s election. He was declared the winner by draw of lots. They both were cast 14 vots each.

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