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Chandigarh Mayor Election Winner Faces Challenge in Proving Majority

Chandigarh Mayor Election: The Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) candidate, Kuldeep Kumar, emerged victorious in the Chandigarh Mayor election, as declared by the Supreme Court on January 20. AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal expressed gratitude to the top court for its role in “saving democracy” amidst challenges.

However, despite AAP’s triumph, concerns arise regarding the party’s ability to prove a majority in the Municipal Corporation, as indicated by recent reports. Despite the AAP-Congress alliance jointly winning 12 votes in the election, AAP defections have reduced their count to 17 votes, leaving them vulnerable against the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) 19 votes.

The BJP’s 17 councilors, including three AAP defectors and additional support from Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher and the sole Akali Dal councilor, pose a formidable challenge to AAP-Congress Mayor Kuldeep Kumar’s position. In the event of a possible non-confidence motion, the BJP’s numerical advantage may prove decisive in the municipal governance landscape.

The scenario underscores the complexities of coalition politics and the challenges faced by newly elected officials in securing stable governance. As Chandigarh navigates through this political dynamic, the fate of the AAP-Congress alliance and its ability to assert authority in the Municipal Corporation remains uncertain, highlighting the intricacies of democratic governance at the local level.

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