MCD Councillors’ Oath: The election of mayor, deputy mayor and 6 standing committee members could not be held on Tuesday in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and the house was adjourned due to uproar. , But during this time all the councilors took oath. The diversity of Indian languages was seen in the swearing-in ceremony. MCD councilors took oath in several languages including Hindi, English, Urdu, Punjabi, Maithili and Sanskrit. Most of these councilors took oath in Hindi. While some took oath in English, others took oath in Punjabi, Urdu, Sanskrit and even Maithili.
Aam Aadmi Party’s mayoral candidate Shaili Oberoi and BJP’s candidate Rekha Gupta took oath in Hindi. As soon as she stepped on the dais, Shaili Oberoi was welcomed by her party councilors who thumped their desks and raised slogans of ‘Jai Hind, Jai Bharat’ after taking the oath. On the other hand, as soon as Rekha Gupta got up to take oath as a corporator, BJP corporators welcomed her with slogans of ‘Jai Shri Ram’.
Aale Mohammad Iqbal took oath in Urdu
AAP’s deputy mayoral candidate and corporator from Chandni Mahal, Ale Mohammad Iqbal, took oath in Urdu. He raised slogans of ‘Hindustan Zindabad’ after taking oath, while fellow corporator Ankush Narang took oath in Punjabi and was followed by ‘ Slogans of Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa, Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh were raised. One corporator even took oath in Maithili, which surprised everyone.
BJP’s deputy mayor candidate in the House wearing a colorful turban
BJP’s Kamal Bagdi, who came to the House wearing a traditional dress and a colorful turban, took the oath in Sanskrit and then chanted ‘Jai Siya Ram’, to which a member sitting in the House responded with ‘Har Har Mahadev’. Slogans raised by individual MCD councilors and nominated members included ‘Jai Shri Ram’, ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’, ‘Inquilab Zindabad’.