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Tahira Shaikh, Jameel Zarwala become Mayor and Dy Mayor of Malegaon

Friday June 15, 2012 09:46:14 PM, Staff Reporter

Tahira Shaikh Rasheed, first lady Mayor of Malegaon, being greeted by fellow councilors after winning the elections


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Malegaon: Making a comeback after a gap of five years, the Congress party won the Mayoral elections held in the corporation meeting hall on Friday with its candidate Tahira Shaikh becoming the first lady Mayor of the city. Jameel Zarwala of its alliance partner Teesra Mahaz won the Deputy Mayor elections.


Tahira Shaikh and Jameel Zarwala secured 52 and 53 votes respectively defeating Rabea Shakeel and Aziz Iqbal - both the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) - Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) joint candidates.


The election results were officially declared by the presiding officer, TK Bagul.


Congress candidate Tahira Shaikh, who is also the wife of ex-MLA Shaikh Rasheed, and Teesra Mahaz candidate Jameel Zarwala both were supported by 25 councilors of Congress, 23 of Teesra Mahaz and 04 of Malegaon Vikas Agahdi.


The eleven member Shiv Sena and two independent councilors abstained from voting whereas Janata Dal (S) which has 04 councilors walked out of the house condemning the murder of blast accused Qateel Siddiqui who was found dead in Pune's Yerawada Jail on June 08.


Immediately after winning the elections, Tahira Shaikh Rasheed and Jameel Zarwala both vowed to work for the development of the city and promised the Malegaonians to give a corruption free and transparent tenure.


"We are committed to the promises made in the party manifesto and you can soon see them happening", Tahira Shaikh said.


About their priorities, they said that pending salaries of the teachers and to provide better amenities are some of the major issues they would like to work on with immediate effect. 














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