Shiv Sena's Vishwanath Mahadeshwar was elected as the Mayor of Mumbai on March 8 with the support of the BJP, marking a coming together of the two parties after contesting the civic polls separately.
He is the 76th mayor of the city. The 56-year-old third time corporator has earlier served as Chairman of BMC's Education Committee and was also a member of the Standing Committee.
As the House assembled for electing Mayor and Deputy Mayor, BJP corporators, sporting saffron turbans, entered it, chanting "Modi-Modi".
The relations between BJP and the Sena, partners in the state and central government, hit a new low during the campaign for civic elections across Maharashtra, which saw them hurling charges at each other.
Earlier efforts by the opposition to unite with a common agenda of defeating the BJP failed to materialise following Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' announcement four days ago that he was withdrawing his party from the mayoral race.
Four days back, the BJP abruptly withdrew from the mayoral race and decided to keep away from any other post like Deputy Mayor, or other major committees or sit in the opposition in the BMC.
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Shiv Sena's Vishwanath Mahadeshwar was elected as the 76th Mayor of Mumbai with the support of the BJP. Here are some pictures of the celebrations
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