Published On: Tue, Jan 17th, 2023

BJP’s Anup Gupta elected Chandigarh Mayor defeating AAP candidate

Chandigarh: BJP’s Anup Gupta was on Tuesday elected as Chandigarh’s new Mayor defeating Aam Aadmi Party’s Jasbir Singh in the mayoral polls held here on Tuesday.

Gupta secured 15 votes, the AAP candidate got 14

According to officials, while Gupta secured 15 votes, the AAP candidate got 14.

A close fight was expected between the BJP and AAP after the Congress, which has six members and the Shiromani Akali Dal, which has a lone member, decided to abstain.

Both BJP and AAP have 14 councillors each in the House while Chandigarh’s Member of Parliament, who at present is BJP’s Kirron Kher, also has a vote being an ex-officio member of the municipal corporation House.

Kher also cast her vote in the polls.

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