With their names missing from the BJPs final list of candidates for the civic polls,a lot of regulars and the Munde faction members are a peeved lot. While city BJP chief Vikas Mathkari followed the diktat of not taking any family members,according to the state president Sudhir Mungantiwar,there were also a section of Munde followers who were denied seats in the list.
While former corporators Lata Bankar and OBC state president Vikas Lawde expressed their resentment for not being even considered,many Munde faction members did not get the desired seats.
An aspirant,who was vying for ticket for his wife,said that he is upset the way the party has carried out the seat distribution process. People who have a good work record have not been considered,said the aspirant.
Senior BJP leaders,however,maintained that the list is a mixed one with some experienced hands and some new faces. It is a a balanced list,said the member.
While the Gadkari and Munde faction divide continues,senior leaders maintained that there is no rebel candidate from their party yet.
The BJP has declared 79 seats while Sena declared 57. The talks with the RPI are still on for the final number,although they have presently been given 16 seats.
Reserved category forms to be scrutinised from Friday
As per the High Court order,scrutiny of nomination forms,filed under the reserved category which requires caste validity certificate,will start from Friday at 11 am. Pravin Ashtikar,deputy municipal commissioner and election officer,said they had orders from the high court that the scrutiny of the forms be postponed. All those who have filed in the above mentioned category will have to get their forms scrutinised from Friday, he said. The office,however,conducted the scrutiny of forms under the open category on Wednesday. Meanwhile,the state election commission has extended the date for form withdrawal to February 4.