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Delhi Mayor polls: Nominated members can't vote in elections, says SC

The court further directed that a notice for the election of mayor and the first meeting of the MCD shall be issued within 24 hours

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The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the nominated members of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) cannot vote in the mayoral election.

Ending the logjam surrounding mayoral elections in Delhi since December 2022 MCD elections, the apex court held that nominated members cannot vote in elections for Delhi Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Standing Committees. The dispute between the BJP and AAP over allowing nominated members to vote had stalled the election.  

The court further added that the Mayor has to be elected before Deputy Mayor. 

The bench comprising Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud, Justice P S Narasimha

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First Published: Feb 17 2023 | 6:08 PM IST

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