Nashik: Republican Party of India (RPI) president Ramdas Athawale on Monday said the move to have the party`s Mayor in Nashik with support of NCP and Independents
The move to install an RPI Corporator as Mayor of Nashik, where no party has managed to secure simple majority in February 16 polls to the civic body, failed to take off in absence of any concrete proposal coming from NCP leader and Minister Chhagan Bhujbal, he said here.
Bhujbal, who is also Guardian Minister of Nashik, was recently quoted as saying that the Sharad Pawar-led party was willing to support an RPI Corporator for the post of Mayor.
The RPI faction led by Athawale has won three seats in the 122-member NMC, where Raj Thackeray`s MNS has emerged as the single largest party winning 40 civic wards. NCP has won 20 seats in Nashik.