Follow us on
Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » Regional
Owaisi's AIMIM helps 'Corrupt' Congress and 'Communal' Shiv Sena win Malegaon Mayor, Dy Mayor polls

Wednesday June 14, 2017 11:20 PM, Staff Reporter

Malegaon Mayor Election
[Newly constructed Malegaon Municipal Corporation building has been named as Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Bhavan ( photo)]

Local Congress President Shaikh Rasheed and Shiv Sena's Sakharam Ghodke won the Malegaon Mayor and Deputy Mayor elections held in the General body meeting hall of the Malegaon Municipal Corporation (MMC) old building Wednesday morning.

Shaikh Rasheed bagged 41 votes in the Mayor election and defeated Nabi Ahmed of Azeem Ittehad - BJP alliance. Nabi Ahmed bagged 34 votes - 27 votes of NCP-Janata Dal (S) Azeem Ittehad and 07 votes of the BJP members.

Sakharam Ghodke also bagged 41 votes. He defeated Mansoor Ahmed of NCP-Janata Dal (S) Azeem Ittehad in the Deputy Mayor election. Mansoor bagged just 27 votes as the BJP members abstained from the voting in the Deputy Mayor election.

Two BJP members did not turn up for the election. Talking to, BJP president Sunil Gaekwad said the party had not issued any whip and hence the two members could have been absent because of some "urgency".

In an interesting turn of events, 07 coprorators of Asaduddin Owaisi's All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) abstained from the voting and tactically helped the Congress - Shiv Sena combine to sail through in the Mayor and Deputy Mayor elections.

Asaduddin Owaisi while accusing the Congress of corruption during the election rallies had urged the people of Malegaon to make sure that the power of Malegaon Municipal Corporation (MMC) did not go to those who had rented the civic body properties at Rs.137 per month rent.

After the election results were out the AIMIM had declared to maintain equal distance from the "communal" parties.

The AIMIM corporators however today forgot both of their assertions, tactically supporting the Congress and Shiv Sena to win the Mayor and Deputy Mayor election respectively.

The fact that the AIMIM had prior understanding with the Congress and Shiv Sena for the Myor and Deputy Mayor election also came to the fore when Shaikh Rasheed after winning the Mayor election appreciated the support extended by the AIMIM members.

Shaikh Rasheed especially mentioned the name of AIMIM corporator Yunus Isa at least 03 times in his post-election press address, saying he was lucky to have the backing of experienced corporators like Yunus Isa and they would together work for the develpoment of Malegaon.

Earlier while the election process was still on, AIMIM coporator Yunus Isa, who was sitting next to Shaikh Rasheed of Congress in the house, was the first to shake hands with the latter and congratulate him on becoming Malegaon Mayor.

Also, Congress supporters who entered the house after the election results were declared garlanded AIMIM House Leader Khaled Yunus Isa for what they called supporting the "Congress and Shiv Sena to win the Malegaon Mayor and Deputy Mayor election".

In the run-up to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor elections, Malegaon witnessed an unusual political alignment of Congress and Shiv Sena, and that of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Janata Dal (S) plus Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).

Talks were also abuzz in the city that the AIMIM Malegapn had also entered into an understanding with the Congress and Shiv Sena. Though the AIMIM leadership was silent and continued telling that they would open their cards in the house, the tactical support by the AIMIM extended to the Congress and Shiv Sena proved these rumours correct.

The AIMIM's stand in today's Malegaon Mayor and Deputy Mayor election is surprising as the AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi is known for his strong opposition to the Congress and parties like Shiv Sena and BJP.


Share this page
More Headlines
NEET 2017: CBSE to release OMR Sheets on June 13, Official Answer Keys on June 15
NEET 2017: Decks cleared for early result declaration, Read here what Supreme Court said
Maharashtra SSC Class 10 result 2017 to be declared Tuesday June 13: Report
Maharashtra SSC Class 10 result 2017 declaration date likely to be revealed today
Dual-focus contact lens can keep kids from becoming short-sighted
JAC Intermediate Class 12 Arts result 2017 to be declared on Thursday June 15
Roadside egg seller's son Arbaaz Alam cracks IIT JEE Advanced 2017
At last, Maharashtra government agrees to waive off farmers' loan worth Rs 30,000 crore
23/25 of Rahmani 30 Patna, 11/15 of Anjuman-e-Islam Rahmani 30 Mumbai crack JEE Advanced
Sarvesh Mehtani of Panchkula secures first All-India Rank in IIT- Joint Entrance Exam
Ramadan Iftar at Two Holy Mosques in Makkah and Madinah - A Unique Experience
JEE Advanced 2017 Result: Check minimum prescribed marks here
JEE Advanced 2017 result declared online; Click here for direct link
JEE Advanced 2017 Result - Check here today at 10 am
Congress ensured defeat of BJP's Muslim woman candidate in Bhiwandi Deputy Mayor election
To vote or to abstain - Malegaon mayor election dilemma for Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM
Chouhan sits on fast, Fadnavis calls meet as farmers in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra continue stir
Bihar board Class 10 Matric results 2017 to be declared on or before June 15: BSEB Chairman
81-year-old Palestinian grandfather sits for high school exams... again
Nandurbar tense after communal clashes
Record number of Muslims elected in UK; Election ends in hung Parliament

 Post Comments
Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of