New Delhi: BJP councillor Azad Singh was on Monday elected unopposed as the Mayor of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation at a meeting of the House.
A former teacher, who has twice served as the Deputy Mayor, represents Mundka constituency in rural Narela. Singh was elected unopposed as no other councillor had filed nomination.
"He is a grassroots worker and has tirelessly worked for the better of people in the villages," said Leader of the House Mahendra Nagpal while congratulating the newly-elected Mayor.
Leader of the Opposition Mukesh Goyal expressed confidence that Singh will take the opposition along in the working of the corporation. "I have had the opportunity to work with Azad Singh and I believe he will not politicize the post he holds. As long as he takes us along, he will have our full support," he said.
Talking to reporters later, Singh vowed to continue to focus improving civic facilities for rural population. He said "there will be no house tax in rural areas during my tenure."
He also announced plans to recruit 2,000 sweepers to work in unauthorized colonies. "I have spoken with the Commissioner and we will complete the process in the next two months," Singh added.


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