Politics

BJP Fields Record 27 Muslim Candidates in Malegaon Civic Polls

Out of record 56 nominees for the Malegaon Municipal Corporation (MMC) polls due next week, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has given candidature to as many as 27 Muslims.

"This is for the first time that the BJP is contesting polls on record 56 seats, out of total 84 seats spread across 21 wards in Malegaon. Out of the 56 candidates, as many as 27 are Muslims," a senior local BJP leader said.

Malegaon is a Muslim majority town in Nashik district, where the municipal corporation was established in 2001.

In the 2007 and 2012 civic polls, the BJP failed to open its account.

The Sharad Pawar-led NCP has fielded 52 candidates, while 10 Janata Dal (Secular) candidates are in the fray.

Sitting deputy mayor Yunus Isa, his three sons and two sister-in-laws will contest the polls on AIMIM tickets.

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