Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, January 8
BJP’s councillor Ravi Kant Sharma became the new Chandigarh Mayor on Friday.
He got 17 votes of the 24 polled during the elections held at the MC house today.
Congress mayor candidate Devinder Singh Babla got only five votes.
Two votes were declared invalid.
While city MP Kirron Kher and councillor Heera Negi couldn’t attend the election because of poor health; lone SAD councillor Hardeep Singh boycotted voting.
After Ravi Kant Sharma was declared Mayor, all five Congress boycotted the Senior Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayor polls, alleging cameras were used during the polls by the BJP.