The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Pratibha Jain was on Monday elected as the mayor of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), while Jatin Patel was made the deputy mayor.
Jain, a corporator from the Shahibaug ward of the city, was elected through a majority voice vote at the AMC’s general board meeting.
She has replaced Kirit Parmar, whose two-and-a-half-year term is ending soon. As per the rules, the post is reserved for a woman corporator for the remaining two and a half years.
In the meeting, Jatin Patel was elected as the deputy mayor, while Devang Dani was made the new chairman of the AMC’s standing committee for a two-and-a-half-year term.
Similarly, Pinky Soni was elected the new mayor of the BJP-ruled Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) on Monday. She will assume the office for two and a half years.
Chirag Barot has become the deputy mayor, while Dr Shital Mistry was made the new chairman of the VMC’s standing committee during the civic body’s general board meeting.