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Thane BJP corporator goes missing


Thane : Days before the election of the mayor here, a Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) corporator has gone missing with her family, police said Saturday.

Suhasini Lokhande, who represented ward 48, went on a vacation with her husband and son Feb 24 but has not been heard of since then, according to a complaint by her brother Prakash Tambat.

An official from Thane’s Naupada police station told IANS: “Tambat said he has not been able to reach his sister or brother-in-law and he is worried about their safety.”

Lokhande went missing only two days after the Shiv Sena-BJP-Republican Party of India (RPI) alliance claimed to have reached the magic figure of 66 to establish majority in the Thane Municipal Corporation.

The alliance claimed that the support from independents and others would pave the way for the election of a Sena mayor.

In the civic polls held Feb 16, no political party got a clear majority.

While the Shiv Sena-led alliance won 62 seats and fell four seats short of the required 66, the Congress-NCP combine secured 52 seats.