NEW DELHI: Lieutenant governor VK Saxena has given his nod for convening the next House session of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi on February 16 for the elections to the posts of mayor, deputy mayor and six standing committee members.A statement issued by the LG office on Sunday said: “As recommended by the chief minister, GNCTD, I approve the proposal to convene the adjourned first meeting of the MCD on Thursday (February 16) at Dr SP Mukherjee Civic Centre for election of mayor, deputy mayor and six members of standing committee.”The decision came a day before the matter is scheduled to be heard by the Supreme Court.After adjournment of the House meeting for a third time on February 6, the AAP candidate for mayor, Shelly Oberoi, and others had filed a joint petition in the apex court, demanding that aldermen be barred from the election process and the mayoral elections be held in a time-bound manner. On February 8, the SC had sought replies from the LG and the pro tem speaker on the matter.On February 6, the House proceedings were adjourned soon after presiding officer Satya Sharma stated that the aldermen would be allowed to vote in the mayoral polls and that the election for all posts would be held simultaneously. The move was strongly opposed by AAP. Prior to this, the MCD House had been adjourned on January 6 and 24.The mayor and the deputy mayor of Delhi are supposed to be elected in the very first session of the House that convenes after the civic polls. However, due to the disagreements between AAP and BJP, the process has yet to be completed two months after the municipal polls.The MCD elections were held on December 4 and results declared on December 7. AAP emerged as the winner with 134 of the total 250 seats. BJP bagged 104 seats and Congress won nine. The post of mayor sees five single-year terms on a rotation basis, with the first year being reserved for women, second for the open category, third for the reserved category and the remaining two again for the open category.