Mumbai: Days after he took over the charge as the MPCC president Nana Patole Tuesday said, Congress is ready to contest the elections in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), India's richest civic body. The Congress party meeting was held in yesterday for deciding the strategy for the BMC elections and strengthening the organization in each ward. Maharashtra Congress Committee President Nana Patole said the Congress was ready to fight on its own for the corporation's 227 seats.
In a desperate attempt to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Patel exercised restraint as the Shiv Sena and the NCP favoured a section of the Congress party to contest the elections. earlier, Mumbai Regional Congress Committee president Bhai Jagtap had said that as the city unit chief, he was adamant that the Congress should contest all 227 seats in the BMC.
However, Shiv Sena MP (MP) Sanjay Rao had said that the MVA would contest the BMC elections. MVA will fight and win the upcoming municipal elections in the capital of Maharashtra. Who else but the Shiv Sena can win in Mumbai? MVA is here to stay permanently, ”he said.At yesterday meeting, the Congress leaders also discussed loopholes in the structure of the wards. They had alleged that the demarcation or redesign of the ward boundary ahead of the 2017 municipal elections was in favour of the BJP and demanded new delimitation. Patel said SC, ST and women candidates were not getting proper representation after the reorganization of wards in 2017.
"The Congress party is a party that unites all. The role of the Congress should be given to all sections of the society. A committee has been appointed under the chairmanship of senior leader Janardhan Chandurkar and the report of this committee will be submitted to the Chief Minister and the Election Commission," he added.