Devendra Fadnavis sets target for BMC polls
While BJP Mumbai chief Ashish Shelar got a second term, Fadnavis set a target of 114 seats in upcoming BMC polls hinting at going solo
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has set a target of winning 114 of the total 227 seats for the BJP in the BMC polls, to be held early next year.
CM Devendra Fadnavis and BJP Mumbai president Ashish Shelar share a moment at a party workers meeting in Matunga. Pics/Sameer Markande
Speaking at a party workers' convention, in which Ashish Shelar was given yet another term as president of Mumbai BJP, the CM gave ample indication that the party will go solo in the BMC polls and not join hands with the Shiv Sena, which it wants out of power. He set development as an agenda for the polls, narrating how his government was doing better in getting 15-year-old infrastructure projects rolling. He also promised affordable housing in Mumbai.
Earlier, BJP leaders and workers at the event proposed that the party win 114 plus seats in the BMC. This is seen as a veiled warning to the Sena, which has been at loggerheads with the BJP, since the past two years.