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  Metros   Mumbai  01 Mar 2017  Shiv Sena moves to guard against defection

Shiv Sena moves to guard against defection

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Mar 1, 2017, 2:16 am IST
Updated : Mar 1, 2017, 5:43 am IST

The newly elected Sena corporators went to Konkan Bhavan for registration as a part of the process for the mayoral elections.

Uddhav Thackeray
 Uddhav Thackeray

Mumbai: After the civic body polls threw up a fractured mandate, the Shiv Sena kept a low profile over the mayoral election. The newly elected Sena corporators went to Konkan Bhavan for registration as a part of the process for the mayoral elections.

The registration of the party’s corporators would help Shiv Sena as it would ensure that no one would defect to the opposition while voting for the mayor’s post. Shiv Sena, has 84 corporators, and support of four independents. The registered group will have to follow the whip of the party. Yashwant Jadhav has been made the group leader of the Sena corporators. “It is a routine process, and this will give a kind of legal protection to the party’s corporators,” an official from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. Soon, other parties will also get their corporators registered.

Shiv Sena Member of Parliament (MP) Anil Desai has expressed confidence that his party candidate will be appointed as the mayor in the BMC. “We are confident that the Sena would get the mayor’s post. We have registered 84 Sena corporators and four independents. One or two more corporates will join us soon,” Mr Desai said.

Meanwhile, names of Shraddha Jadhav, Mangesh Satamkar and Yashwant Jadhav’s are doing the rounds for the mayor’s post. This time, the mayor’s post is in the open category, and so the male candidates have better chances of getting it, the party sources said. However, the Sena leaders stated that the party chief Uddhav Thackeray will take the final call of Sena’s mayor candidate.  

BJP is likely to register its party corporators on Wednesday and is also preparing to field a candidate for the mayor’s post.

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