Mumbai – Three defeated former corporators are likely to make a comeback in the House as Shiv Sena has nominated leader of the House in last term, Trushna Vishwasrao, as co-opted member while the BJP has decided to bring back Bhalchandra Shirsat and Vinod Shelar as it co-opted members.
The Shiv Sena and the BJP have 88 and 84 corporators in the house respectively. As per their strength, these parties can nominated two corporators each in the House. Shiv Sena has nominated Trushna Vishwasrao and party spokesperson Arvind Bhosale as co-opted members while the BJP has not announced its names for co-opted members. The Congress party has reportedly fixed the name of Sunil Narsale as its co-opted member. Though the BJP has not officially handed over the names of its co-opted members to the Mayor, it is likely to nominate BJP spokesperson Bhalchandra Shirsat and former education committee president Vinod Shelar.
Though the BJP has decided not to sit in the opposition, the party is seen at loggerhead with the Sena in the house. As the Sena has increased its attacking power by nominating Vishwasrao and Bhosale, the BJP is also in the process to get more aggressive by nominating Shirsat and Shelar.
The names of five nominated members are likely to be announced in the next meeting of the House.