Sonapur: Many takers for Congress ticket
Sonapur – The new Ward No. 110, formed by joining some areas like Sonapur, Tulshetpada, Milind Nagar, Lake Road, Bhandup Police Station, Bhandup Gaon, Subhash Nagar to Ceat Company, has taken up chunks which were earlier included in Ward Nos. 104 and 105. The newly formed ward has a sizeable Muslim population, which is traditionally considered a Congress vote bank and where the Congress party is expected to register an easy win. The ward is now reserved for women candidates. Former Congress corporators Suresh Koparkar, Gopinath Patil and Tatya Thorat are trying their best to bag party tickets for their wives, it is learnt. While Suresh Koparkar's and Gopinath Patil's wives have earlier been elected as corporators once, Koparkar has represented Sonapur in the civic body three times.