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Delhi Mayoral polls: Voting underway in MCD House amid heavy security

After three abortive attempts to elect mayor for the national capital, the voting process for the MCD mayoral poll on Wednesday began in the House amid heavy security.

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IANS New Delhi
After three abortive attempts to elect mayor for the national capital, the voting process for the MCD mayoral poll on Wednesday began in the House amid heavy security.
The security has been deployed inside the MCD premises and the Civic Centre area in Delhi.
BJP MP from New Delhi Constituency Meenakshi Lekhi was the first one to cast her vote. She was followed by other MPs like Sanjay Singh, Hansraj Hans, and Ramesh Bidhuri.
After the voting process for MPs and MLAs concluded, the names of the councillors were being read out to cast the vote. The order of ward numbers of the councillors is being followed in the House to cast vote.
MLAs Akhilesh Pati Tripathi, Jarnail Singh, Gulab Singh, Dinesh Kumar Mohania, and Atishi have cast their votes as well.
The presiding officer has asked all the councillors to leave their mobile phones and pens on the table at the House before casting their vote in the secret ballot.
Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has named Rekha Gupta and Kamal Bagdi as its candidates for elections to the posts of Mayor and deputy mayor of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
--IANS
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First Published: Feb 22 2023 | 1:11 PM IST

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