Shiv Sena's Kishori Pednekar becomes new mayor of Mumbai

Shiv Sena's senior corporator Kishori Pednekar was elected unopposed as the new mayor of Mumbai on Friday.

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Shiv Sena's senior corporator Kishori Pednekar was elected unopposed as the new mayor of Mumbai on Friday, and Advocate Suhas Wadkar was elected as the Deputy Mayor. Other parties - BJP, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party - did not field their candidate in this election, which made this election unopposed. As a result, the Shiv Sena has now dominated the Mumbai Municipal Corporation.

The election was held at Mumbai Municipal Headquarters on Friday morning under the chairmanship of Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar. After the election, the newly elected mayor and deputy mayor went to the Hutatma Chowk to greet other members. Shiv Sena party chief Uddhav Thackeray and Aditya Thackeray, the chief of the youth wing, are also likely to be present at this venue.

BJP had already mentioned that the party would not field a candidate for these positions, against Shiv Sena. Therefore, the possibility of other interventions were avoided during the election. Since there is a strong possibility of formation of Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP government in the state, both these parties also decided not to cast their candidate. Therefore, this election was unopposed.

Currently the Municipal Corporation of Mumbai has 19 councilors from Shiv Sena, two from BJP, 19 from Congress, two from NCP, two from SP, two from MNS and two councilors from MIM.

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