In a major shock to the BJP, the NCP on Tuesday succeeded in electing its mayor for the Sangli Miraj Kupwad Municipal Corporation, which was led by the Saffron party.
Digvijay Suryawanshi of the PCN was elected mayor of the civic body after five BJP corporators voted in his favor.
“There are 78 members in the civic body. During the election, NCP candidate won 39 votes, while BJP’s Dhiraj Suryawanshi got 36 votes,” NCP district chairman Sanjay Bajaj said.
At least five BJP corporators voted in favor of the PCN candidate, while two abstained from voting, he said.
Previously, the strength of the BJP in the civic body was 43, while that of the NCP was 34, he said, adding that the party managed to adjust seven votes in the election.
Umesh Patil of Congress was elected deputy mayor, he said.
Jayant Patil, Head of State Unity and PCN Cabinet Minister, congratulated Suryawanshi and Patil on their victory.
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