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BJP Corporator Mukta Tilak elected Pune mayor

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

Mukta Tilak, BJP's four-time Corporator and a descendant of freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak, was today elected as the mayor of

Tilak (52), who received 98 votes, defeated candidate Nanda Lonkar, who bagged 52, including those from from the Corporators.

The did not participate in the process.

The won 98 of the 162 seats in the Municipal Corporation (PMC) in the last month's elections. This is the first time the saffron outfit has won an absolute majority in the civic body, earlier considered a stronghold.

Navnath Kamble of RPI (A), an ally of BJP, was elected as the deputy mayor. He got 98 votes as against his rival Lata Rajguru's 52.

Tilak, who will take over as the 56th mayor, has been elected from Kasba Peth.

She completed her graduation in psychology from Fergusson College and later did MBA (marketing) from the Institute of Management Development and Research (IMDR) here. She also holds a diploma in journalism from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

She worked as a market research analyst in MNCs before entering politics and had been elected Corporator four times.

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 14:57 IST