Mumbai: In order to keep its dominance
intact on Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation, Shiv Sena
and BJP has decided to contest the civic body poll scheduled
in October together.
"We have the same seat sharing formula for the coming
polls. The Sena will contest 62 seats while BJP will contest
45 out of the total 107 seats of the civic body," BJP general
secretary Vinod Tawade said.
The candidates would be declared next month, as the
elections are likely to be scheduled in the last weeks of
October, he said.
At present, Sena has 32 corporators and BJP has 16.
Raj Thackeray-led MNS may pose a threat to the saffron
alliance, as the locality is Marathi populated. Also the MNS
has an advantage of its two MLAs Prakash Boisar from Kalyan
(West) and Ramesh Patil from Kalyan Rural.