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NCP chief Sharad Pawar elected as president of Mumbai Marathi Granth Sangrahalaya

The Pawar-led panel has been managing the functioning of the MMGS since 1982. It is the first time in the past four decades that the elections are being held. Earlier, the office-bearers were selected based on mutual consent.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar elected as president of Mumbai Marathi Granth Sangrahalaya
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On Sunday, October 24, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar has been elected as the President of Mumbai Marathi Granth Sangrahalaya (MMGS), by an overwhelming majority. It is a 123-year-old library, also one of the largest in Mumbai.

According to reports, Pawar defeated his opponent, Dhananjay Shinde, the general secretary of Maharashtra Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) by 27 votes.

He managed to gain 29 votes, while AAP's Dhananjay Shinde got only 2 votes.

Of the 34 members eligible to vote, 31 turned up for voting. Along with Pawar, his entire panel of seven vice-presidents also won the polls.

Sharad Pawar has been the serving for the last 40 years in the library. There were fourteen candidates for the post of Vice President. He has been the President since 1994, prior to that, he was the Vice President.

The Pawar-led panel has been managing the functioning of the MMGS since 1982. It is the first time in the past four decades that the elections are being held. Earlier, the office-bearers were selected based on mutual consent.

Executive member

Jaywant Golatkar, Surendra Karambe, Uday Sawant, Ravindra Gawde, Sunil Rane, Vinayak Parab, Pradip Ogle, Hemant Joshi, Manish Mestri, Sheetal Kardekar, Maruti Nandviskar, Uma Nabar, Suryakant Gaikwad, Shilpa Pitale, Swapnil Lakhwade.

Former MLA Vidya Chavan, former Vice Chancellor of Mumbai University Bhalchandra Mungekar, former High Court Judge Arvind Sawant, Pradip Karnik, Prabhakar Narkar, Amla Newalkar and Shashi Prabhu have been selected.

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