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Congress to field Vitthal Lokhare for Mumbai Mayor’s election

Vitthal Lokhare, a corporator from Mankhurd-Shivajinagar area of the city, would be the Congress candidate for March 8 election to the Mayor’s post.

City Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam told that Lokhare, a four-time corporator, will file the nomination on Saturday.

“I approached NCP and Samajwadi Party seeking support for our candidate. NCP’s Sachin Ahir has said their nine corporators will support us. We are waiting for reply from the Samajwadi Party,” Nirupam said.

In the 227-member civic body, Congress has 31 corporators, NCP nine and Samajwadi Party six.

Shiv Sena emerged as the single largest party with 84 seats in the February 21 elections, but fell short of the halfway figure of 114.

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