Nagpur: In a game of political one-upmanship, Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party
(NCP) joined hands with BJP to keep Congress away from power
in Zilla Parishads in Vidarbha region.
NCP extended support to Sandhya Gotmare of BJP in
Nagpur Zilla Parishad where the party nominee Chandrashekhar
Chikhale was elected as vice-president.
In Chandrapur, Santosh Kumre of BJP became president
while Sandeep Gaddamwar (NCP) his deputy. In Gadchiroli, NCP
nominee Bhagyashree Atram, wife of former minister Dharmarao
Baba Atram, won the president`s post while Namdeo Dudhbale of
BJP was elected as vice-president.
NCP candidate Surekha Thakre became Amravati ZP
president while the post of vice-president went to BJP`s
Praveen Deshmukh and Yayati Naik (both NCP) were
elected as president and vice-president, respectively in
Yavatmal which is the home district of MPCC president Manikrao
Congress had the consolation of winning Wardha and
Buldana ZPs. In Wardha, Dyneshwar Dhage was elected as
President and Sanjay Kamnapure (NCP) as vice-president.
In Buldana, the post of ZP president went to Varsha
Wanare and Pandurang Dada Patil of NCP became the