BMC polls: Congress releases second list
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 01, 2012, 00:03
Mumbai: Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), which is grappling with rebellion in its ranks over ticket distribution, today released its second list of 20 candidates, comprising twelve women out of whom two are kin of sitting corporators, for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections slated for February 16.

Last night, the party released its first list comprising 119 aspirants.

Congress, which is making a vehement bid to wrest the control of the country's richest civic body from the saffron combine of Shiv Sena and BJP, is contesting on 169 out of the total 227 seats, while ceding 58 seats for its alliance partner NCP. In the second list of 20 candidates, two are wives of the sitting corporators.

Congress, which is in opposition in the civic body, is facing largescale revolt from those aspirants who have been denied tickets amid allegations that the seats are being traded for money.

Meanwhile, wife of sitting corporator Shanti Yadav today filed her nomination from ward number 28 and the daughter of his counterpart Kamlesh Yadav staked her claim from ward number 28, both on the ticket of Samajwadi Party.

Meanwhile, Congress MP from Mumbai North Sanjay Nirupam dashed a letter to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, state unit president Manikrao Thakre and city chief Kripashankar Singh to probe allegations levelled by the sitting corporator Vidyarthi Singh who claimed that money was exchanged to declare a candidate for ward number 12.

Nirupam in his missive questionned the decision of declaring the candidate for the said ward even as objections were raised by Singh.


First Published: Wednesday, February 01, 2012, 00:03

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