Ms Kanchan Yuvraj Kamble and Prashant Vijaykumar Patil alias Pappu Majlekar both Congress party candidates, have been elected as Mayor and Deputy Mayor respectively of the Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad Municipal corporation (SMKMC).
The voting took place in a special meeting of newly elected Corporators, held this afternoon at SMKMC building under the Presidentship of District Collector Deependrasinh Kushavah.
Kamble won in the straight fight for Mayor's post, reserved for scheduled caste, between her and Nationalists Congress party (NCP) candidate Mahendra Ramakan Sawant, while the post of Deputy Mayor saw Mr Patil (Congress) and Dhheraj Chandrakant Suryavanshi (NCP)going head-to-head.
After completion of voting, Mr Kushavah announced the result of the election with Ms Kamble having received 42 votes against Mr Sawant who received 25, and Mr Patil also having received 42 votes against Mr Suryanvanshi's 25 votes.
The Swabhimani Aghadi led by the Bhartiya Janata Party's (BJP) eleven Corporators did not take part in voting and remained nuetral.
In the SMKMC election, which was held on July 7, in a clear majority Congress Party won 41 of the 78 seats, three independents also supported the party; while NCP won 25 seats including independents; and Swabhimani Aghadi won 11 seats.
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