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Stage set for Mayor elections in Malegaon

Friday June 15, 2012 08:15:15 AM, Staff Reporter

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Malegaon: The Malegaon Municipal Corporation administration is ready to hold the Mayor and Deputy Mayor elections to be held today at 11:00 a.m. in the MMC meeting hall.


"As per the directives received from Divisional Commissioner Jayant Gaikwad, we are fully ready to hold the Mayor and Deputy Mayor elections today at the scheduled time", Malegaon City Secretary Heemchand Sonawane said while talking to


The newly elected councilors of the 80-member Malegaon Municipal Corporation (MMC) will vote first to elect the Mayor and after a gap of half an hour to elect the Deputy Mayor. They will elect their preferred candidates by raising hands, he said.


Earlier, both the Congress Party and the Teesra Mahaz that formed post-poll alliance to rule the civic body for the next five years, issued whips to their party councilors to vote for Congress Mayoral candidate Tahira Shaikh Rasheed and Teesra Mahaz Deputy Mayor candidate Jameel Bashir.


Likewise, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and its allies also issued party whips to their councilors.


Elections for the Malegaon Corporation were held on April 15, 2012. Though no party could win enough seats to elect a mayor on its own, Congress had emerged as the single largest party with 25 councilors. The Teesra Mahaz cam second winning 19 councilors. Both formed an alliance later on.





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