Shiv Sena's Trimbak Tupe was today elected Aurangabad Mayor after ally BJP withdrew its candidate for the poll saying it has withdrawn its nominee "in the larger social interest".

BJP MLA and party's in-charge for municipal polls in Aurangabad Atul Save said BJP decided to withdraw its nominee Raju Shinde "in the larger social interest". There were reports that both the parties have reached an understanding on power sharing in the civic body.