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1,251 candidates in fray for Bhiwandi, Malegaon & Panvel polls

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

As many as 1,251 candidates are in fray for the municipal corporation elections in Bhiwandi, Malegaon and Panvel scheduled to be held on May 24.

The Bhiwandi-Nizampur City Municipal Corporation (BNCMC) is currently ruled by the Congress-led alliance, while the Malegaon Municipal Corporation (MMC) is helmed by the NCP-AIMIM alliance.

For the Panvel City Municipal Corporation (PCMC), it will be the first after it came into existence in October last year.

Total 12.96 lakh voters are eligible to cast their votes in Bhiwandi, Malegaon and Panvel, which collectively have 252 seats. The of the elections will be declared on May 26, the State Commission said.

(BJP), Shiv Sena, Nationalist Party (NCP) and Congress, Navnirman Sena (MNS) and All Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) are in the fray.

AIMIM has fielded nine candidates in Bhiwandi and 37 in Malegaon, the commission said.

has fielded seven nominees in Bhiwandi and 25 in Panvel. (BSP) has put up 22, (United) four, (Secular) 10 in these three civic bodies, according to the commission.

has fielded 189, 90, 152, 144 candidates across the three civic bodies. There are 355 independents trying their luck. Some local and registered parties are also in the fray.

Of the 18 municipal corporations which completed their five-year term this year, elections to 10 bodies were held in February, while Latur, Parbhani and Chandrapur went to polls last month.

The BJP, which is in power in the state, has posted successive wins in the local bodies polls since December last year.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, May 20 2017. 13:22 IST