BJP’s Ravi Kant Sharma elected Chandigarh mayor – chandigarh
The BJP’s Ravi Kant Sharma was elected the new Chandigarh mayor on Friday.
Sharma got 17 of the 24 votes polled. Congress candidate Devinder Singh Babla could muster only five votes. Two votes were declared invalid.
Chandigarh member of Parliament Kirron Kher and councillor Heera Negi could not attend the election due to health reasons. The lone Shiromani Akali Dal councillor Hardeep Singh was present but boycotted the election.
Sharma is a first-time councillor and before becoming mayor, he was senior deputy mayor in 2020. He succeeds the BJP’s Raj Bala Malik.
This is the Bharatiya Janata Party’s fifth consecutive term and the last mayoral election of the present municipal corporation House, which goes to the polls by the end of this year.