By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : March 08, 2017, 05:36
Duration : 01:26
BMC Polls 2017: Sena's Vishwanath Mahadeshwar elected Mumbai mayor
Shiv Sena's Vishwanath Mahadeshwar has been elected new mayor in the BMC elections with the BJP extending their support to the Sena. In the recently-concluded elections, the Shiv Sena won 84 of the 227 seats, while the BJP finished a close second with 82. The election was conducted by the current mayor Snehal Ambekar. Sena’s Mahadeshwar was contesting against Congress’s Vitthal Lokare. Ambekar had given both the candidates fifteen minutes to withdraw nominations from mayoral election if they desired so. The win for Sena was expected, with party workers already celebrating outside the BMC office in Mumbai. MNS’ seven corporators were not present inside the Corporation Hall.