Nagpur: Former Mayor Vikas Thakre’s petition challenging the nomination of Congress worker Kishore Jichkar for corporator by Leader of Opposition Tanaji Vanve, has been declined by the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court.
The decision has paved way for Kishore Jichkar whose nomination as a coporator was challenge by Thakre. The ruling has made it clear that Jichkar will now be nominated as the councillor from Congress quota. The official declaration of this will be done in the General Assembly of NMC on Friday.
Terming Vanve’s move as illegal, illogical and contrary to provisions of the Maharashtra Municipal Corporation Rules, 2012, he had demanded cancellation and setting aside of Jichkar’s nomination.
It is to be mentioned that after the general elections of NMC in 2017, considering the number of councillors, congress was given the right to appointment of one nominated corporator. For the same, the two fractions of congress from the city had filled up applications. The same had created a confusion on who was to be elected.
Meanwhile, Tanaji Vanve was declared as the leader of opposition who had filled application for appointment of Jichkar as the corporator. Opposing the same, Thakre, belonging to the other congress fraction, had moved to court.