Mumbai, Aug 5 : Former minister and senior leader Nawab Malik was on Monday appointed as the new Mumbai president of the Nationalist Congress Party(NCP) on Monday.
NCP president Sharad Pawar appointed 60-year-old Malik, who has been a state and national spokesperson of the party for several years. "With his persuasive skills, Malik is expected to boost the confidence of the leaders and cadres ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections in October," said a party leader. Earlier, Malik was elected legislator for four times-- thrice from Nehru Nagar in Kurla and once from Anushakti Nagar.
He had served as a minister in the cabinet during the erstwhile Congress-NCP governments handling a variety of portfolios. He replaces former NCP city chief Sachin Aher, who joined the Shiv Sena last month, with many other NCP legislators and party leaders following his suit. (UNI)