AAP wins mayor’s post in Singrauli, only 5 councilor seats in 45-member body

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday won the post of mayor in Singrauli municipal elections in Madhya Pradesh, news agency PTI reported. However, the party could secure only five seats in the 45-member body, thus, raising a question mark on how its party office bearer would matter in the hot seat. As per reports, AAP’s mayoral candidate Rani Agarwal defeated BJP’s Chandrapratap Vishwakarma by a margin of 9,352 votes, while the saffron party and opposition Congress are the main groups in the local body.

As per reports, the saffron party has led Congress in 23 seats, 12 for independents and two for Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

According to political observers, the BJP will have a strong chance of electing its candidate for the post of Municipal Corporation chief, who acts as the Speaker of the Assembly in the meetings of the civic body.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal congratulated AAP ally Rani Agarwal on her maiden mayoral election victory.

Kejriwal wrote on his Twitter handle, “Many congratulations to your candidate Rani Agarwal ji who won the post of Mayor in Singrauli Municipal Corporation of Madhya Pradesh and to all the winners and workers. Work hard for the people. Now, every corner of the country People in the corner are liking the honest politics of Aam Aadmi Party’s work.

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