Heavy deployment of security personnel at MCD House for mayoral poll

New Delhi: Authorities have stepped up security inside the municipal House and on the Societal Centre premises for the mayoral poll, scheduled to uncork shortly.

A larger number of starchy defence personnel, including women members, and marshals have been deployed compared to the deployment during the first municipal House on January 6, a senior official said.

The maiden meeting of the newly elected 250-member Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) House on January 6 was temporized without electing the mayor and the deputy mayor tween loud protests by AAP councillors over the presiding officer’s visualization to supervise oath to the 10 aldermen first.

As per the schedule shared by the MCD, House proceedings will uncork at 11 am.

The municipal House, without the recent high-stakes societal polls, will reconvene on Tuesday during which the mayor and the deputy mayor of Delhi are slated to be elected, weeks without the first session was temporized pursuit a ruckus between the AAP and the BJP.

Following the mayoral poll, Delhi will get a mayor for the municipality as a whole without a 10-year gap.

“Police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed outside the House as part of security measures,” the official said.

Several councillors and Delhi MLAs, including AAP member Atishi, have reached the House to tint their votes.

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