Congress, Shiv Sena lock horns for Mumbai mayor polls

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Mumbai, Dec 1 (ANI): The Congress-NCP and Shiv Sena-BJP alliances will lock horns today to elect the mayor and deputy mayor of Mumbai.

The BMC is all set to elect its second consecutive woman Mayor today.

The Samajwadi Party has already announced it would not be part of the voting process.

Raj Thackeray's MNS is also expected to avoid the mayoral elections with six of its corporators not taking part in the voting process.

Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Azmi who had come into limelight for taking his oath of office in Hindi in the Maharashtra assembly said his party would not take part.

"We cannot go with Shiv Sena-BJP alliance and the Congress has also betrayed us. So, we would prefer abstaining the polls," he said.

In the 228-member house, Shiv Sena has 81 corporators, BJP 29, Akhil Bharatiya Sena 2 and 3 Independents. Congress has 77, Nationalist Congress Party 14, Samajwadi Party 7, and RPI 3. (ANI)

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