Mukta Tilak, a four-time Corporator of BJP and a descendant of freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak, today filed papers for Mayor’s polls and is set to get the post given her party’s majority in the new civic body. Tilak (52) filed nomination form for the post of Mayor after BJP cleared her candidature. The election is scheduled for March 15.
The BJP won 98 of the 162 seats in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) in the last month’s elections, enough for Tilak to get the prestigious post.
Tilak completed her graduation in psychology from Fergusson College and later did MBA (marketing) from IMDR, Pune. She also holds a diploma in journalism from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
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She worked as a market research analyst in MNCs before entering politics and had been elected Corporator four times.
Navnath Kamble of RPI (A), an ally of BJP, has filed nomination for the Deputy Mayor’s post.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as the single largest party in the recently concluded PMC polls. The party won 77 wards while the ruling NCP managed to bag just 44 wards. In 2012, the BJP finished fourth, behind NCP, Congress and the MNS. It is slowly inching towards achieving a full majority in Pune. Counting for the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) elections, which was held on February 21, began at 10 am. As many as 1,090 candidates are in fray 162 seats of the Pune Municipal Corporation.