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AFTER ELECTIONS, RACE BEGINS FOR THE NEXT MAYOR – SAGAR NAIK, VITTHAL MORE AND BHARAT NAKHATE ARE THE FRONT RUNNERS

sagar-naik-1After elections, race has now begun for who will be next Mayor of Navi Mumbai. In this race the front runners are Sagar Naik, Vitthal More and Bharat Nakhate. With the elections getting over, another race has begun – that for the Mayor of Navi Mumbai. With NCP heavyweights of NMMC like Shashikant Birajdar, J D Sutar and Shyam Mahadik out of the race, the choice of giving this honor has now reduced to a few and the front runners for this post are Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik’s nephew Sagar Naik, staunch loyalist Bharat Nakhate and Vithal More. According to sources there are chances that the party will not make Sagar Naik mayor in the first term since he is a debutant with little know-how on how to handle the top most political office of Navi Mumbai. And while Vithal More’s name is doing the rounds, chances of giving this honor to Bharat Nakhate is more as Bharat Nakhate has been a staunch loyalist of the Naik family and did not let the post of Dy. Mayor to into his head. He is a close confidante of Ganesh Naik and has the ability to tackle the opposition with ease. Making him Mayor of Navi Mumbai is also being seen as a fitting reply to Navi Mumbai Congress man Chandu Rane who had pitted his son Bunty Rane against Nakahte in these elections. On the other hand, making Vithal More Mayor will be NCP’s fitting reply to the Navi Mumbai Shiv Sena Chief Vijay Chougule. While speculations of who will get the top honor will go on until the official declaration, one thing is for sure – the Mayorship would be rewarded to the front runner who has

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