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NCP slams Sena Minister’s comment on Ahmednagar mayoral poll

The NCP Tuesday termed Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra minister Ramdas Kadam’s comment on NCP corporators supporting the BJP in the Ahmednagar mayoral poll as inappropriate.

BJP’s Babasaheb Wakale was elected Ahmednagar mayor after polling 37 votes despite the party having just 14 seats in the 68-member civic body as 18 NCP corporators, four from the Bahujan Samaj Party and one Independent voted for him.

The Shiv Sena is the largest party in the civic body with 24 seats.

The five Congress corporators in the civic body had abstained from voting.

Kadam had earlier called the BJP-NCP ‘tie-up’ in the mayoral poll as an “illicit” one.

NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said, “Shiv Sena should mind its own business rather than making inappropriate. comments against us and our ties with the BJP. Instead, the Shiv Sena should be bothered about its own ties with the BJP.”

Malik said NCP has already issued a show cause notice to the 18 corporators who defied party whip in the Ahmedanagr civic body.

“Despite being told not to support the Shiv Sena and BJP, the local (NCP) leadership took a decision which was against the state leadership directive. Action will be taken against them,” Malik said.

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