The Hush Post: Jagdish Raja has been elected as new the Mayor of Jalandhar. Surinder Kaur is new senior Deputy Mayor while Harsimratjit has been elected as the Deputy Mayor.
The newly elected 80 councillors of the Jalandhar Municipal Corporation, including 66 of the Congress, took oath of office today following which Mayor, Senior Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayor were appointed.
Earlier, for the post of Mayor, Jagdish Raja was the front-runner. But names of Surinder Kaur and Balraj Thakur were also doing the rounds.
Raja was the Leader of Opposition in Jalandhar MC House for a decade. On the other hand, Surinder Kaur had pinned her hopes on Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, who had recently said in Jalandhar that the government would like to appoint two women mayors out of the four Municipal Corporations which went to polls with Jalandhar, Amritsar, Patiala having already gone to the polls while in Ludhiana MC elections will take place in February. Balraj Thakur was said to be backed by Jalandhar Cantt MLA Pargat Singh, a confidante of Sidhu.