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Tuesday April 03, 2012 03:44:49 PM, Staff Reporter

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Malegaon: 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.






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