The Supreme Court of India agreed to post the Delhi Mayor election issue for tomorrow (8th February 2023). Senior Attorney AM Singhvi raised the issue in front of the bench, which was composed of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice PS Narasimha, and Justice JB Pardiwala.
Election day for Delhi’s mayor was set for January 24, 2023. (for the second time in January). However, the elections were delayed when the LG-appointed presiding officer adjourned the House indefinitely in response to a disturbance caused by certain council members. Due to commotion between AAP and BJP members, the first meeting of the newly elected House of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) was also postponed on January 6.
After then, Dr. Shelly Oberoi, a candidate for mayor from the Aam Aadmi Party, went to the Supreme Court of India and demanded that the elections for mayor of Delhi be held on time. Later, she retracted the petition on the grounds that the elections will be held on February 6, 2023.
This news is written by Mr. Manpreet Rathor, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.