BJP claimed to have support of ten members in 17 member Dharamsala Municipal corporation

Apr 11, 2021 17:19 | Poltics

BJP will have its Mayor and deputy Mayor on 13 th April: Minister


Dharamsala (Arvind Sharma)11/4/21


The newly elected body of Dharamsala Municipal corporation will choose its Mayor and Deputy Mayor on Tuesday (the 13th april) in Dharamsala. 

As per the elections results declared on 7 th April of this 17 members, Corporation of Himachal BJP got 8 seats , Congress got  5 and 4 Independents too declared winners. To lead the corporation here a party must have a support of at least 9 members.

BJP claimed to have support of ten members in 17 member Dharamsala Municipal corporation, after two independents joined the BJP camp.

Giving information the Forest Minister of the state Rakesh Pathania said, “ I have discussed in detail about the posts of  Mayor and Deputy Mayor in the Municipal Corporation with   eight BJP councillors and two independents  councillors in Dharamshala on Saturday. Now BJP has got full support to make Mayor and Deputy Mayor in Dharamshala Municipal Corporation as two Independent councillors, Sarvchand and Dimple Has also agreed to give its support for the formation of the Municipal Corporation in association with the BJP.”

Rakesh Pathania said that the BJP has been ahead of the Congress in securing vote percentage in the municipal corporation Dharamshala elections and has shown the Congress way out of the municipal corporation. He said that BJP has always given priority to development and this campaign will be continued in future as well.

The outgoing Municipal corporation of this Smart city was led by Congress with its 13 members ,whereas BJP had 4 members.

In the 4 corporations  elections held on Wednesday, the Congress had absolute majority in  Palampur and Solan municipal corporations  while the BJP had majority  in Mandi whereas in Dharamsala after winning 8 out of 17 seats BJP just fell short of one seat for majority.