Shiv Sena heavyweights Sanjay Raut and Dagdu Sakpal – who have been appointed to spearhead the Sena campaigning for NMMC Elections 2010 jointly addressed a press conference in CBD Belapur. Monika Bhosale attended the press conference for this report. After their Lok Sabha debacles in Thane constituency and State Assembly defeat in Navi Mumbai, Matoshree has selected three party heavyweights to spearhead the Shiv Sena campaigning in Municipal Elections 2010. Sena MP Sanjay Raut, Dagdu Sakpal and MLA Eknath Shinde are the men in-charge of the municipal elections in Navi Mumbai. Sanjay Raut and Dagdu Sakpal were in the city to address their first press conference on the NMMC Elections 2010. They were joined by Shiv Sena Navi Mumbai Chief Vijay Chougule and other local Sena leaders on the dais. Addressing the media, Sanjay Raut said that like MCGM, Sena would come to power even in NMMC this time round. The Shiv Sena says that civic issues related to citizens and making NMMC corruption-free will be the top priority of their party in this election. When questioned about the alliance with BJP, they informed that the party was still in talks with their alliance partner on this. As for the candidatures, Sanjay Raut informed that only candidates who pass the test will be given candidatures for the municipal elections. The leaders said that the NCP was winning all the elections in this region only due to money and muscle power. As for the in-differences between party workers, Sanjay Rat refuted the same. The leaders voiced confidence once again that in NMMC Elections 2010, Shiv Sena was all set to come to power in the civic body. All said and done, the test for three of the most powerful Shiv Sena leaders has just begun. With cameraperson Vinayak Dalvi, Monika Bhosale for NMTV News.
August 25, 2010