BJP councillor Kamaljeet Sehrawat, who had recently won the civic polls was elected unchallenged as the mayor of South Delhi as the new team of the area’s civic body also took charge on Friday. Sehrawat represents the Dwarka-B ward. Sehrawat defeated AAP’s Sushma Bansal in Dwarka-B ward by a record margin of 9,866 votes, the highest in the entire polls.
Among the others, Kailash Sankla was also chosen as the deputy mayor as no other party had filed nominations for the two posts. Mr Sankla won from Punjabi Bagh in the MCD polls.
Along with these designations, members to the South Delhi Municipal Corporation’s Standing Committee were also elected. From the BJP, Bhupender Gupta was elected to the post of chairman, while Shikha Rai, Nandani Sharma and Tulsi Joshi were also elected. Poorva had withdrawn her nomination.
Congress’ Andrews Ganj councillor Abhishek Dutt and AAP councillor from Hastsal ward, Ashok Kumar, were also elected.
Notably, as per poll results, of total 104 wards under the SDMC that had gone to polls, the BJP won 70, the AAP 16 and the Congress 12. One ward each was won by the SP and the INLD, while four independent candidates emerged victoriously.