BMC Election 2017: BJP's core committee to meet on Friday to decide strategy for mayoral polls

Mumbai: The core committee of Maharashtra BJP is likely to meet on Friday to chalk out the strategy for the Mumbai mayoral election scheduled for 8 March, in the backdrop of the civic polls throwing up a fractured verdict.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will attend the meeting. Reuters file image

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will attend the meeting. Reuters file image

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, state BJP chief Raosaheb Danve and Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar are expected to
attend the meeting, party sources said.

BJP and Shiv Sena, despite being partners in the state and central governments, fought the recently-held polls separately. Shiv Sena emerged as the single largest party in the 227-member council with 84 seats, while BJP came a close second with 82. Congress finished on the third spot with 31 seats, NCP got nine corporators, and Raj Thackeray's MNS bagged seven seats.

Shiv Sena has claimed support of five Independent candidates.

The next mayor of Mumbai will be elected during the first meeting of the new House on 8 March. 4 March is the last date for filing nominations for the post, and the election will be held four days later, a BMC official said.

With no indication as yet of any post-poll alliance, it remains to be seen what strategies the political parties adopt for the mayoral poll.

Updated Date: Mar 02, 2017 13:16 PM

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