Congress, Shiv Sena join hands to gain control of Malegaon corporation

The Congress and Shiv Sena have decided to form an alliance to gain control of the Malegaon Municipal Corporation. This is the first time the two parties have joined hands in Malegaon.

According to the arrangement worked out between the parties, the Congress will get the post of mayor while the Shiv Sena will get the deputy mayor’s chair.

On Thursday, both parties filed nominations together, fielding former MLA Shaikh Rasheed as the Congress candidate for the mayor’s post and Sena’s Sakharam Ghodke for the post of the deputy mayor. Elections for the post of the mayor in the 84-member civic body is slated for June 14.

The Congress had emerged as the single largest party with 28 seats. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) had 20 seats and its ally, the Janata Dal, had six seats. The Shiv Sena won 13 seats, while BJP bagged 9 seats, The AIMIM had 7 seats while an Independent won one seat.

source: Indian Express