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Haseena Faras became the first Muslim woman mayor of Kolhapur

Kolhapur (Maha): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate Haseena Faras today became the new mayor of Kolhapur.

In the election held in the Kolhapur civic body, Faras defeated the Tararani Front candidate Smita Mane by a margin of 11 votes. While Faras won 44 votes, Mane bagged 33.

This is for the first time in Kolhapur that a Muslim woman has become a mayor.

Meanwhile, Arjun Mane of Congress won the post of Deputy Mayor, defeating Vijaysinh Khade Patil of BJP by same margin.