746 women elected as municipal councillors

NCP spokesman Madan Bafna said out of the 746 women, 41 have been elected as municipal council presidents and six vice presidents.

Last Updated: Jan 07, 2012, 18:09 PM IST

Mumbai: With 50 percent reservation for women in local bodies implemented for the first time in the just concluded municipal council polls, as many as 746 women
have been elected as municipal councillors in 166 municipal councils where NCP had fielded its candidates.

NCP spokesman Madan Bafna said out of the 746 women, 41 have been elected as municipal council presidents and six vice presidents.
In all, NCP has 57 municipal council presidents and 64
deputy vice presidents. Elections were held in total 195
municipal councils last month and NCP won a total of 1,143
seats.

State unit chief Madhukar Pichad felicitated the newly
elected municipal council presidents and vice presidents at
the party office here this afternoon.

He said seat sharing talks with the Congress for
municipal corporation polls scheduled next month are in
progress.

Meanwhile, Mumbai unit president Narendra Verma down
played the letter written by senior Congress leader Gurudas
Kamat to his party leadership against alliance with NCP.

"Our alliance talks are still on. We don`t want to react
to what their leaders say on their own party fora. However, we
are still firm on our demand for 65 seats," he said.

Bafna said apart from the 57 Council presidents, five
independent Council Presidents have won with support of NCP
and five others have won the Vice President`s post with the
help of NCP.

He said Congress has 52 municipal council presidents and
42 deputy vice presidents. Shiv sena has eight municipal
council presidents and ten vice presidents and BJP ten each.

PTI