Three candidates - two from Shiv Sena and one from Congress, have
been elected to the Bhiwandi Municipal Corporation unopposed after
the other candidates in their respective wards withdrew names on
the last day.
Following this development, the
elections will be held only for the remaining 87 seats.
Elections for the 90-member Bhiwandi
Civic Body has been scheduled to be held on April 15.
Meanwhile, after the last day of
withdrawing nominations, 636 candidates from various political
parties and independents will contest for the 87 seats.
Among them are 68 from the Congress
party, 65 are from the Samajwadi Party (SP) whereas 62 candidates
are contesting on the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
The Shiv Sena (SS) and Bhartia
Janata Party (BJP) have fielded 38 and 28 candidates respectively.
Unlike their alliance in the recently concluded Than elections,
they are fighting the Bhiwandi elections separately.
Other in the fray are from
Mahrashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), Republican Party of India and
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).
Besides these candidates fighting
the elections on various party tickets, there are 157 candidates
who are contesting as independents.