Shiv Sena and NCP men come to blows over TMT chairman election

Thu Dec 19 2013, 10:06 hrs
The ruling Shiv Sena and opposition NCP members in the Thane Municipal Corporation came to blows over the issue of filing nominations for the Chairmanship of the Thane Municipal Transport (TMT) Committee on December 18. (IE Photo: Deepak Joshi)
The ruling Shiv Sena and opposition NCP members in the Thane Municipal Corporation came to blows over the issue of filing nominations for the Chairmanship of the Thane Municipal Transport (TMT) Committee on December 18. (IE Photo: Deepak Joshi)
A piquant situation prevailed in the civic headquarters today for more than an hour during the free for all between supporters of the Shiv Sena and the NCP. Today was the day for filing of nomination papers for elections to the post of the Chairman of the TMT Committee which will be held on Monday. (IE Photo: Deepak Joshi)
A piquant situation prevailed in the civic headquarters today for more than an hour during the free for all between supporters of the Shiv Sena and the NCP. Today was the day for filing of nomination papers for elections to the post of the Chairman of the TMT Committee which will be held on Monday. (IE Photo: Deepak Joshi)
The Shiv Sena member in the TMT Committee Sailesh Bhagat had sought nomination for its chairmanship which was refused by the ruling Shiv Sena. Hence, he crossed over to the NCP and came to the civic headquarters to file nominations along with hundreds of his supporters. (IE Photo: Deepak Joshi)
The Shiv Sena member in the TMT Committee Sailesh Bhagat had sought nomination for its chairmanship which was refused by the ruling Shiv Sena. Hence, he crossed over to the NCP and came to the civic headquarters to file nominations along with hundreds of his supporters. (IE Photo: Deepak Joshi)
As the message spread, a large number of Shiv Sainiks rushed to the civic headquarters and attempted to prevent him from filing his nomination. Bhagat had to turn back, only to reappear and file his nomination. (IE Photo: Deepak Joshi)
As the message spread, a large number of Shiv Sainiks rushed to the civic headquarters and attempted to prevent him from filing his nomination. Bhagat had to turn back, only to reappear and file his nomination. (IE Photo: Deepak Joshi)
Meanwhile, Sena and NCP corporators came to blows and damaged at least a dozen cars parked in the corporation premises, after which security was beefed up, with the State Reserve Police (SRP) arriving, to assist the local police. (IE Photo: Deepak Joshi)
Meanwhile, Sena and NCP corporators came to blows and damaged at least a dozen cars parked in the corporation premises, after which security was beefed up, with the State Reserve Police (SRP) arriving, to assist the local police. (IE Photo: Deepak Joshi)
Presently, the partywise position in the TMT Committee is one member each of the NCP, the Congress and the BJP and three members of the Shiv Sena, besides the Chairman of the Standing Committee. Now that one Sena member has crossed over to the NCP, the Sena is short by one member and the BJP member Ajay Joshi is expected to play a decisive role in the elections. (IE Photo: Deepak Joshi)
Presently, the partywise position in the TMT Committee is one member each of the NCP, the Congress and the BJP and three members of the Shiv Sena, besides the Chairman of the Standing Committee. Now that one Sena member has crossed over to the NCP, the Sena is short by one member and the BJP member Ajay Joshi is expected to play a decisive role in the elections. (IE Photo: Deepak Joshi)
 A group of people in Khanda Colony, Panvel (West), allegedly vandalised Khandeshwar police station by pelting stones after two constables requested them to lower the volume of an ongoing kirtan. (IE Photo: Narendra Vasakr)
A group of people in Khanda Colony, Panvel (West), allegedly vandalised Khandeshwar police station by pelting stones after two constables requested them to lower the volume of an ongoing kirtan. (IE Photo: Narendra Vasakr)
Additional commissioner of police S N Patil said locals complained when the kirtan continued after the 10 pm deadline. (IE Photo: Narendra Vasakr)
Additional commissioner of police S N Patil said locals complained when the kirtan continued after the 10 pm deadline. (IE Photo: Narendra Vasakr)
At least four people have been detained, police said, adding that a constable injured in the attack was being treated in a hospital. (IE Photo: Narendra Vasakr)
At least four people have been detained, police said, adding that a constable injured in the attack was being treated in a hospital. (IE Photo: Narendra Vasakr)
Police inspect the damage at the Police Station. (IE Photo: Narendra Vasakr)
Police inspect the damage at the Police Station. (IE Photo: Narendra Vasakr)

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