AAP’s Shelly Oberoi Elected As Delhi’s New Mayor; Aaley Mohammad Iqbal Elected Deputy Mayor

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor Shelly Oberoi was elected as the mayor of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi on February 22 after three failed attempts.

Aam Aadmi Party also won the Deputy Mayor election, Aaley Mohammad Iqbal of the party gets 147 votes, while BJP’s Kamal Bagri gets 116 votes.

The MCD House had convened earlier on January 6 and 24, and later again on February 6, but couldn’t elect a mayor and the deputy mayor amid a din between BJP and AAP councillors.

Who is Shelly Oberoi?

  • AAP candidate Shelly Oberoi defeated BJP candidate Rekha Gupta to become the new mayor of Delhi.
  • The 39-year-old is a former visiting professor, and has a PhD from the Indira Gandhi National Open University’s (IGNOU) School of Management Studies.

The party wrested control of the civic body from the BJP on December 7, 2022, ending its 15-year rule. The high-stakes election to the 250 wards of the unified civic body was held on December 4, in which AAP bagged 134 municipal wards, BJP 104, and Congress 9.

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