Aijaz Dhebar has been elected as the Mayor of Raipur. He will take over the post from Pramod Dubey, who will now serve as the Speaker of Raipur Municipal Corporation.
Dhebar, who was fielded by Congress as Mayoral candidate for the Raipur Municipal Corporation was contesting against Mrityunjay Dubey of BJP. Dhebar secured 41 votes while Dubey secured 29 votes.
Out of the total 70 seats of Raipur Municipal Corporation, Congress has won 34 seats; BJP has got 29 seats while the other seven seats have been won by independent candidates. The Congress mayoral candidate was supported by all the independent councilors in the voting and Dhebar became the Mayor in Raipur Municipal Corporation.
This is the third consecutive time when Congress Mayoral candidate has appeared victorious in Raipur, preceded by Pramod Dubey and Kiranmayi Nair.
Prior to his election as Mayor, Dhebar was a Member of Raipur Municipal Corporation with the charge of Revenue Development. He is an alumnus of Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur from where he had pursued LLB.