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Congress declares first list for BMC elections

mumbai Updated: Jan 30, 2012 23:02 IST

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Congress on Monday declared its first list of 119 candidates, 58 of whom are women, for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections scheduled to be held on February 16.

Party sources said that over 60% of the sitting corporators have been replaced.

Sitting BJP corporator Pravin Chedda who defected to the Congress figures in the list from ward 124 and Samadhan Sarvankar, son of Shiv Sena MLA turned Congressman Sada Sarvankar also figures in the list from ward 182.

As many as 19 sitting corporators have been renominated.

Congress is contesting 169 seats for the country's premier civic body which has a total of 227 wards. It has left 58 seats for the NCP.

The list was finalised after a two-day parliamentary board meeting in which union minister Bharat Solanki was an observer.

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