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Mayoral polls in Delhi by month-end, SDMC's on April 26

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Mayoral polls in the three BJP-controlled municipal corporations in are slated to be held by the end of this month, officials said Sunday.

"The elections for the posts of mayor, deputy and three members of the standing committee of the South Municipal Corporation will be held on April 26," a senior SDMC said.

The last date to submit nominations is April 18, he said. Mayoral polls in East and North Municipal Corporation (EDMC and NDMC) would be both held on April 29.

The notification for elections of and deputy of the NDMC was issued a few days ago, a senior NDMC said.

"This year, as per the rotation basis, the mayoral seat is reserved for the category," he said.

The Act provides for election of from among the councillors of the corporations in the first meeting of the House every year.

The mayors and deputy mayors get a year-long term in the cities of Union Territories.

The erstwhile Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) was trifurcated into North, South and in 2012.

The BJP has been ruling the civic bodies for the past 10 years. The mayoral five-year tenure sees five single-year terms on a rotation basis, with the first year being reserved for women, the second open category, third for reserved category, and the remaining two also being in open category.

Last year, the polls were held in the open category. The incumbent mayors for the three corporations are (NDMC), (SDMC) and (EDMC).

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 17:00 IST