On the last day, even the scenario at Airoli ward office was full of action. While Congress’s Shashikal Kala alleged foul play, M K Madhvi filed his nominations as an independent candidate. Arvind Mane has all the details. The who’s who of the political circle of Airoli filed their nominations on the last day. At Digha, 7 NCP candidates filed their nominations, 9 aspirants filed his nominations from Congress, 16 from Shiv Sena, 1 from MNS and 27 independents. In Airoli, last time there was only one candidate who won the municipal elections, which was NCP’s Vinaya Madhvi. This is the second time Vinaya Madhvi filed her nominations. However M K Madhavi was denied candidature from NCP and hence he filed his nominations as an independent candidate ward 13. M K Madhvi said that he himself did not approach the party for candidature. From Congress party, Shashikala Kala who was going to file her nominations, could not do so as her forms were not scrutinized properly and hence Namdeo Bhagat’s brother Ankush Bhagat filed his nomination from that ward. However, a distressed Shashikala Kala said that this was an injustice done to her and a political game. She said she will be talking to the senior leaders of the party against the injustice done to her. Namdeo Bhagat’s Ankush Bhagat too spoke with the media. The media also posed the question to him that he was a resident of Nerul, then why was he filing his nominations from Airoli, to which he said that would support of Congressmen. MP Dr. Sanjeev Naik visited all wards to ensure that NCP candidates could file their nominations with proper guidance. Speaking to the media he voiced confidence that NCP’s progress mantra will spell victory for them. With Arvind Mane, Manisha Kumbhar for NMTV News.
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