Avtar Singh, a ‘tea seller’, elected Mayor of North Delhi

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) councillor Avtar Singh, who has been elected as the mayor of North Delhi, once used to sell tea from a 4X6 feet space on pavement to earn his bread and butter, and he is determined to help street vendors to get licence to earn their livelihood without fear of persecution from authorities.

Singh, who is also the first Dalit Sikh to have been elected unopposed as the mayor of North Delhi, will serve for one year. He plans to use his experiences as a ‘tea seller’ to set his priorities during his tenure, including implementation of projects to help the corporation become self-reliant, improving the standard of sanitation workers and helping street hawkers to get them licenced tehbazaris.

Singh was nominated for the North Delhi mayor election by Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari.

In the election held at the General House meeting of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, Yogesh Verma, BJP councillor from Ashok Vihar, was elected as the deputy mayor of the corporation.

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