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Jagdish Raja becomes new mayor of Jalandhar

By Manpreet Kaur

January 25, 2018

Jagdish Raj Raja elected as the new Mayor of Jalandhar city. Surinder Kaur senior deputy Mayor and Simranjit Singh Bunty deputy Mayor.

Five-time councillor Jagdish Raj Raja triumphs the top civic body post on Thursday after mayoral elections. Raja has twice been the Leader of the Opposition in the MC House. He first won as an Independent candidate in 1991. He did not contest in 2002, when his wife became the Senior Deputy Mayor. The couple won in 2012 and 2017 MC polls from their wards.

Meanwhile, Surinder Kaur elected as Senior Deputy Mayor of Jalandhar. Harsimran Singh Bunty elected as Deputy Mayor. Divisional Commissioner administered the oath ceremony of Councillors.