The Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) combine managed to win the mayoral elections in four out of five municipal corporations that took place on Tuesday in Maharashtra.
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) got its first Sikh mayor when NCP’s Mohansing Rajpal defeated Shiv Sena’s Deepak Gawde. Rajpal’s win ended the two-and-a-half-year old ‘Pune pattern’, in which the NCP, Bharatiya Janata Party and Sena had joined hands to rule the PMC.
The NCP’s Yogesh Behl was elected mayor in the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation.
In Kolhapur, the Congress, NCP and Jansurajya Shakti joined hands as the Tararani Aghadi to elect their candidate, Sagar Chavan. His opponent--an independent Nilesh Desai--managed to get just two votes.
NCP’s Kishor Shelke was elected Amravati mayor by defeating BJP’s Vinay Nagarkar in Amravati civic body.