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Congress-Sena come together in Malegaon civic body

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The and have decided to come together in Malegaon Municipal Corporation (MMC) in Nashik district.

The has also joined hands with in Bhiwandi Municipal Corporation.

had won 28 seats out of 84 to emerge as the single largest party in Malegaon civic body.

The second position was shared by NCP-Janta Dal (U) alliance by winning 26 seats.

The efforts to stitch an alliance between and earlier failed as the local leaders had opposed it.

AIMIM and had won seven seats each in the MMC.

Meanwhile, candidate Rashid Shaikh today emerged victorious in the mayoral polls bagging 41 votes against NCP-BJP's Nabi Ahmed Ahamdulla who secured only 34 votes.

AIMIM corporators remained absent for voting during the mayor elections as a result could win the post though Congress-alliance did not have a clear majority.

For deputy mayor's election, seven corporators of remained absent along with AIMIM paving way for Shiv Sena's Sakharakh Ghodake to become the deputy mayor.

The elections for the Malegaon civic body were held last month along with Panvel and Bhiwandi.

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 20:42 IST