Nagpur: Allies of Maha Vikas Aghadi in Maharashtra have also not taken any decision on forming an alliance to contest the upcoming municipal elections. Municipal units of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Shiv Sena have also started full screening of candidates.
However, they will declare the final list of shortlisted candidates only after the issue of OBC reservation is resolved.
Senior Shiv Sena leaders, including MLC Dushyant Chaturvedi and city chief Nitin Tiwari, conducted interviews for nearly two days at the party’s local office here.
Shiv Sena has also sold about 398 forms, While NCP has received requests from around 220 candidates.
It has been said that NCP city unit president Duneshwar Pethe has stated that although the party has made it very clear that they also intend to contest the civic polls along with the MVA partners. It is also completely ready to go it alone. They have received the form from around 220 candidates. After getting this issue of reservation of OBCs resolved, the party will also start the screening of candidates.
Dushyant Chaturvedi has also said that Shiv Sena wants the OBC electoral reservation should be declared very soon.
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He has also said that he wants that the OBC candidates should be given the opportunity according to the reservation.
According to Dushyant Chaturvedi, Shiv Sena will select its candidates only after the OBC issue is resolved. Tiwari has stated that interviews of candidates from Central Nagpur, East Nagpur, and North Nagpur have already been conducted. There were a large number of female and male candidates and they also showed very strong electoral preparation.
It will not be easy at all for both the NCP and the SS to increase their numbers in the NMC. Political analysts also say that the presence of both the political parties in Nagpur is very disappointing.
In the recently disbanded 151-member NMC general assembly, the Shiv Sena had only two corporators, while the NCP had only one. The Bharatiya Janata Party had the maximum number of corporators at 108, followed by the BSP with 11 and the Congress with 29.