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10 aldermen nominated to three corporations, NDMC mayor fumes

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Ten aldermen each have been nominated to the three BJP-led municipal corporations by the government, the civic bodies today said.

Aldermen are nominated from among social workers or experts in different fields and help guide in the functioning of the corporations.

The erstwhile unified Municipal Corporation of (MCD) was trifurcated into North, South and East Municipal Corporations or NDMC, SDMC and EDMC respectively in 2012.

The MCD has been ruled by the for the last 10 years.

The had won 181 wards in the MCD polls held in April. The and the AAP, both of which received a severe drubbing in the elections, bagged 31 and 49 wards respectively.

NDMC mayor Preety Agarwal alleged that the nomination of aldermen to NDMC has been done in view of "party politics" as six members are nominated from one zone--Narela. "It shows something is fishy and is being done intentionally.

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First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 23:32 IST