Congress' Meena Shelke wins election for Aurangabad Zila Parishad president; BJP's Lahanu Gaikwad vice president

  • Meena Shelke, a Congress member, was the official candidate of the Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena's Maha Vikas Aghadi

  • However, Sena's Devyani Dongaonkar, outgoing president, filed her nomination by defying the party, local Sena leaders claimed

  • Eventually, the new president was elected through a lottery in which a school student, was asked to pick up a chit and Shelke emerged winner

  • Lahanu Gaikwad of the BJP was elected as vice president, ZP presiding officer Bhanudas Palve said in a press release

Aurangabad: Meena Shelke of the Maha Vikas Aghadi won the election for the president of Aurangabad Zilla Parishad in Maharashtra on Saturday.

The presiding officer resorted to a draw of chits to decide the winner after there was a tie.

Fresh election was held on Saturday after an earlier election on Friday had resulted in a tie.

 Congress Meena Shelke wins election for Aurangabad Zila Parishad president; BJPs Lahanu Gaikwad vice president

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Shelke, a Congress member, was the official candidate of the Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena's Maha Vikas Aghadi.

However, Sena's Devyani Dongaonkar, outgoing president, filed her nomination by defying the party, local Sena leaders claimed.

There was again a tie between Dongaonkar and Shelke, both of whom got 30 votes.

Eventually, the new president was elected through a lottery. Samarth Mitkar, a school student, was asked to pick up a chit and Shelke emerged winner.

Lahanu Gaikwad of the BJP was elected as vice president, ZP presiding officer Bhanudas Palve said in a press release.

Gaikwad got 32 votes, defeating Sena's Shubhangi Kaje who got 28 votes.

ZP member Sheetal Bansod was not allowed to cast vote as she turned up late.

Dongaokar said she was going to challenge the presiding officers' decision to adjourn the voting procedure on Friday on the ground of disorder in the House. "I had won yesterday," she claimed.

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Updated Date: Jan 04, 2020 21:27:34 IST