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Shiv Sena To Announce Their Nominees For Mayor & Dy Mayor Seats

 2017-03-04 13:20:37.0

Shiv Sena To Announce Their Nominees For Mayor & Dy Mayor Seats

MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena announces its candidates for the posts of Mayor an Deputy Mayor in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, where the elections resulted in a hung house.

The announcement of the candidates by Shiv Sena indicates that the party is not willing for a post-poll alliance with the BJP. The election has been slated for March 8.


Vishwanath Mahadeshwae will be Shiv Sena's candidate for the Mayor's post and Hareshwar Worlikar is Deputy Mayor nominee, senior Sena leader Anil Parab.


Whereas, both the Sena and BJP are far from touch down. Neither the Sena, which emerged as the single largest party with 84 seats, nor the BJP, a close second with 82 corporators, has enough numbers to touch the half-way mark in 227 member council.

Soon after Geeta Gawli, who won as the candidate of the local outfit Akhil Bhartiya Sena pleading support to the BJP, the party, effective strength has gone up to 83.


The part wise strength in the 227- member council now stood at Shiv Sena - 84 plus 4 (independents), BJP -82 plus 1, Congress- 31, NCP - 9, MNS - 7, Samajwadi Party - 6, AIMIM -2, ABS - 1, Independent -1.


The BJP-Sena relations, as partners in the state and central government, hit a new low in the backdrop of civic elections across Maharashtra, which saw the saffron parties contesting separately and hurling charges at each other.

For almost three decades, the two parties have been together in the state but after the recent split, the Sena has even threatened that it may pull out of the BJP-led government in the state any time soon.

Meanwhile, former MLA of Raj Thakeray-led MNS, Bala Nandgaonkar said that his party would be happy if a Sena Mayor gets elected.

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