Pimpri: Rahul Jadhav, a supporter of Bhosari MLA Mahesh Landge, will be the new Mayor of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation while Sachin Chinchwade, a supporter of Chinchwad MLA Laxman Jagtap, will be the new Deputy Mayor.
Jadhav and Chinchwade, whose candidatures were announced by the BJP, filed their nominations here on Tuesday, the last day of filing of nominations.
The two posts had fallen vacant following resignations by Mayor Nitin Kalje and Deputy Mayor Shailja More last week. The BJP has decided to give 15-month term to various civic office-bearers to rotate the posts among the party’s various aspirants.
The mayoral post is reserved for the Other Backward Class (OBC) category. Outgoing mayor Kalje had submitted Kunbi caste certificate to the election authorities. Jadhav, the new candidate for the mayoral post, belongs to Mali, another OBC community. BJP, the ruling party in the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, has 77 members in the 128-member House.
The election to the two posts will be held at a special general body meeting to be convened on Saturday, August 4. Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) Chairperson Nayana Munde will be the presiding officer.