New Delhi: With the Shiv Sena on Saturday declaring its contender for the posts of Mayor and Deputy Mayor in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the BJP made it clear that it won’t challenge the posts, therefore making room for Sena.
Fadnavis said his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is prepared to offer support to the Shiv Sena yet would not take any post, including of Deputy Mayor, Leader of Opposition, or chairmanship of any panels in the nation’s wealthiest and greatest city body.
“On the off chance that they require any votes, the BJP is prepared to offer support to the Shiv Sena,” he told media people here.
Fandavis, who drove the BJP’s city survey battle on the board of ‘straightforwardness’, said his gathering would rather remain the “guard dog” in BMC.
“Individuals in Mumbai voted overwhelmingly for the BJP since they had confidence in our motivation for straightforwardness in the urban organization,” he said.
“Shiv Sena hosts developed as the single biggest get-together, while the BJP is two seats behind. In this way, we didn’t get the numbers to introduce our Mayor. We would have expected to take support of different gatherings for that,” he said.
Fadnavis said the BJP did not have any desire to trade off on the issue of straightforwardness by looking for outside support. In this way, the gathering picked the choice of regarding the confidence the voters had rested in it and included that it ought not be understood as a “surrender” for the dependability of his administration, in which Shiv Sena is an accomplice.
“My legislature is steady. Recently, Shiv Sena priests went to the bureau meeting and we conceded to different issues,” he said.
The Shiv Sena has respected the BJP’s choice and expressed gratitude toward Fadnavis for “regarding the assessments of the general population”.
Hours before the BJP spelt out its position, the Shiv Sena had reported Vishvanath Mahadeshwar as its chosen one for the Mayor’s post and Hareshwar Worlikar as Deputy Mayor competitor.
Neither the Sena, which rose as the single biggest gathering with 84 seats, nor the BJP, a nearby second with 82 corporators, has enough numbers to touch the midway stamp in 227-part chamber.
In any case, the gathering with the most elevated number of corporators can get its applicants chose for the two posts insofar as different gatherings don’t meet up and set up joint hopefuls.
The following Mayor will be chosen amid the initially meeting of the new House on March 8.
(With organization inputs)