[AIMIM Chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi is addressing a rally in Pune (File Photo)]
Pune: The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has fielded a total of 25 candidates for the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) elections. All of them filed their nomination papers well before the time ended on Friday.
According to the list of candidates provided by Waseem Shaikh, AIMIM Pune Unit Chief, the party has fielded Shabbir Shaikh (Open), Sunita Dilip Varpe (SC ladies) and Adv. Benazir Shaukat Inamdar (OBC ladies) in Prabhag No. 1 AND Mrs Ashwini Daniel Landge(Open ladies), Shailendra Bhosale (SC), Javed Altaf Sayyed (Open) and Mrs. Sayra Hanif Shaikh (OBC ladies) from Prabhag 06.
Likewise, Fayyaz Qureshi (OBC) is AIMIM Pune candidate in Prabhag 16 whereas Shahid Shaikh (Open), Rehana Yousuf Shaikh (ladies Open) and Jamshed Bagwan (Open) are AIMIM candidates in Prabhag 17.
The Asaduddin Owaisi led AIMIM which is contesting the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) election for the first time has also fielded Rekha Arjun Chauhan (SC ladies), Mrs Farida Sabir Shaikh (OBC ladies), Farid Rashid Khan (Open) and Umer Bagwan (Open) from Prabhag 18.
.Zuber Babu Shaikh (Open), Afsari Shaikh (OBC ladies) and Hasina Dawood Shaikh (Open ladies) are AIMIM candidates from Prabhag 19 whereas the lone AIMIM candidate in Prabhag 20 is Mazhar Qureshi (Open).
In Prabhag 27, the AIMIM has fielded four candidates. They are: Mrs. Mubina Ahmed Khan (Open ladies), Hussain Khan (OBC), Tasneem Chabil Patel (Open ladies) and Tausif Shaikh (Open).
The two AIMIM candidates in Prabhag 28 are Mrs Salimabi Shaikh (Open ladies) and Rafiq Kazi (Open).
According to the Election Commission officials, as many as 2,661 nominations were filed by the end of the day on Friday. The process of submission was carried out at 14 ward offices.
“Nearly 5,000 forms were downloaded since the process started on January 27. Till Thursday , the second-last day, around 600 forms were submitted. So we had an idea that about 3,000 forms will come on the last day ,“ Municipal Commissioner Kunal Kumar told TOI.
He said some aspirants had downloaded several forms and some had not submitted any of them. It had reduced some burden on the staff.
Kumar said there were a few complaints about the glitches and a majority of the aspirants had completed their online formalities much earlier.
“Though I have got calls from people using the online system, not a single written complaint has reached me,“ he added.
According to the election time-table, a final list of candidates will be published on February 8. It will have the details of the party signs.