The neck-to-neck competition between 2,500 candidates, who include PhD scholars and engineers, for the municipal corporation elections may create an impression that there is a lot up for grabs for councillors. But all a person stands to gain by virtue of being a councillor is Rs 300 a day when the house is in session.
For Delhi’s municipal councillors, there is no fixed salary or power, but MBA graduates and those with crores in their bank accounts, are fighting hard to ensure a win. There are at least 697 candidates with financial asset worth over one crore.
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