CHAITANYA MARPAKWAR Mumbai
Pune was the city in the states politics, which was known to create political patterns, but after the results of the local polls, Nashik is getting that dubious distinction. The meeting between the leade
rs of Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janta Party ( BJP) at alt39 Matoshrialt39 makes it clear that an all- party effort is on to corner the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena ( MNS) in the Nashik.
However, MNS sources suggest that any such move will only lead to trouble for the Saffron alliance.
The Saffron alliance retained power in Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation ( KDMC) last year, after 28 corporators from the MNS abstain from the elections. Sena also enjoys MNS support in Ambernath Corporation and is in power there. In Thane, the MNS has nine corporators, which could swing in either way if Congress- NCP alliance decides to pitch in their candidate for the mayors post.
” One wrong decision in Nashik could lead to a series of different political moves across the state and especially in other municipal corporations. I am sure the BJP and Sena leaders will keep that in mind when they take a call in Nashik,” said a senior MNS functionary. He added that the people of Nashik have voted 40 corporators of the MNS making them the single largest party. ” The mayor will be from MNS, come what may,” he said.
The MNS known for its aggressive politics is now being seen at the mercy of other political parties to bag the Mayors post.
” Right now are just seeing what other are doing. Let them plot their moves. We are not in a hurry, let them resolve their differences and then we will have our mayor in Nasik,” the functionary added.