IN PHOTOS: Former Ghatkopar's Bhatwadi councilors Deepak Hande and Ashwini Hande join CM Shinde-led Shiv Sena

Former councilors of Mumbai's Bhatwadi in Ghatkopar, Deepak Hande and Ashwini Hande, have officially joined the Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena, a move that was marked by a party induction ceremony in the presence of Chief Minister Shinde. Pics/CMO

Updated On: 2023-12-10 04:29 PM IST

Compiled by : Asif Ali Sayed

The induction ceremony saw the Chief Minister personally welcoming the Hande duo and their numerous supporters into the Shiv Sena. Pics/CMO

CM Eknath Shinde extended his best wishes to the newly joined members, expressing hope for their continued success in both social and political endeavors

The political shift comes as another blow to the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena (UBT) group

Deepak Hande is a former councilor representing Ward No. 128 of Ghatkopar's Bhatwadi area. The inclusion of Ashwini Hande adds to the political heft of the Shiv Sena in the region, sources said

Adding to the list of new Shiv Sena members, Bharti Gaokar, along with several others from the Uddhav group, also made their entries in the Shinde-led camp at a ceremony

Addressing the gathering, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde highlighted the ongoing efforts to enhance Mumbai's cleanliness and overall aesthetics, aiming to elevate the city to international standards

CM Shinde emphasized his active participation in the cleanliness campaign and pledged to garner maximum public involvement

Additionally, CM Shinde reassured the residents of Ghatkopar's Bhatwadi about the acceleration of stalled redevelopment projects, vowing to ensure their prompt implementation

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