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BJP's Madhu Azad, a scheduled caste nominee, voted as Gurugram's first woman mayor

Gurugram : The Millennium City got its first woman mayor on Friday with Madhu Azad of the BJP winning the post unopposed. The post of mayor was, this year, reserved for women from scheduled caste.

Besides, the posts of deputy mayor and senior deputy mayor were also bagged by women. Sunita Yadav, councillor for Ward 33, was chosen deputy mayor unanimously.

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Newly elected mayor of Gurugram Madhu Azad (centre). PTI

However, a vote out was conducted for selecting senior deputy mayor. Pramila Kablana, councillor of Ward 9, was selected for the post. She had stood for the elections as an independent candidate with the backing of the Congress.

New elected mayor of Gurugram Madhu Azad (Center) flanked by senior deputy mayor Pramila Kablana (Left) and deputy mayor Sunita Yadav (Right), in Gurugram on Friday. PTI Photo

Kablana bagged 23 of the 35 votes castes by councillors, while BJP councillor Bharm Yadav got only 12 votes. The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) elections were held on 25 September . Independents had dominated the list of victors, securing a total of 20 seats.

The BJP could manage to get just 14 seats, despite fielding candidates in all 35 wards. The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) had also won one seat. The saffron party managed to get the support of 12 councillors, hence securing majority in the civic body.


Published Date: Nov 04, 2017 11:07 AM | Updated Date: Nov 04, 2017 11:21 AM