The Hush Post: The elections to the posts of Mayor, Senior Deputy Mayor and the Deputy Mayor will be held on January 9, 2018. The date for the elections has been approved. The notification will be issued soon. The presiding officer for the elections to the Mayor’s post will be one of the nominated councillors. After elections, the Mayor will hold the elections for the posts of Senior Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayor.
Sanjay Tandon, president of the Chandigarh BJP, said a core group of the party will hold a meeting and the final decision on the candidates for the posts of Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Senior Deputy Mayor will be taken soon.
According to the reports, Prabhat Jha, in charge of the party affairs of Chandigarh BJP, is expected to arrive in Chandigarh to hold discussions with councillors. At present, names of Devesh Modgil and Arun Sood are doing the rounds for the post, insiders have not ruled out the names of other councillors, including Rajesh Gupta and Anil Dubey. The SAD-BJP combine has 21 out of 26 seats while the Congress has four seats and there is one Independent, who is a BJP dissident. However, the nominated councillors will not vote.