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Manoj Bhardwaj to be new mayor of Jaipur; Lahoty to step down today

Manoj Bhardwaj will be the new mayor of Jaipur. He is currently the deputy mayor. He is replacing Ashok Lahoty who is stepping down from the post after being elected a legislator from Sanganer assembly constituency.

December 24, 2018, 10:17 am

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Manoj Bhardwaj new mayor of Jaipur.

manoj bhardwaj mayor Jaipur: Manoj Bhardwaj will be the new mayor of Jaipur. He is currently the deputy mayor. He is replacing Ashok Lahoty who is stepping down from the post after being elected a legislator from Sanganer assembly constituency. Lahoty is likely to submit his resignation on Monday. Lahoty would reach Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) headquarters on Monday afternoon to resign from the post of mayor. Senior BJP leaders conducted a meeting on Sunday to decide on the next mayor. The decision to appoint Manoj Bhardwaj was taken with mutual consent, sources said. Deputy mayor Manoj Bharadwaj and former chairman of the licensing committee Vishnu Lata were considered as the frontrunners for the mayor post, this time. As per State Municipality Act, if a person while being a member of municipality gets appointed as a legislator, he has to leave the municipal post within 14 days. Lahoty needd to resign from the post by December 24. In the last five years, this will be the third time when a new Mayor will be appointed in Jaipur. In 2013, Nirmal Nahata was appointed as the mayor of Jaipur but he was removed and replaced by Ashok Lahoty in 2016. BJP leaders Mohanlal Gupta and Ashok Parnami are the former mayors of Jaipur. Jaipur Mayor is usually gets chosen on the caste equations. Ashok Lahoti is the second mayor who has been elected MLA during the tenure as a mayor. Earlier Mohanlal Gupta was also elected to the legislative assembly when he was the mayor.

First published: December 24, 2018
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