Mumbai News: Mumbai BJP President Ashish Shelar said on Wednesday that BJP and Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s Shiv Sena will win more than 150 seats in the upcoming BMC elections. Reiterating the ‘Mission 150 seats’ in a program organized by a regional newspaper, Shelar said that Mumbai will have a BJP mayor.
This time the mayor of Mumbai will be from BJP
Tell that there are 227 seats in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation House. The tenure of BMC ended early last year and it is currently under an administrator. Elections can be held in BMC soon. Ashish Shelar said that BJP and our allies Eknath Shinde‘s Shiv Sena will win more than 150 seats in BMC and Mumbai will have only BJP mayor.
Uddhav-led Shiv Sena has ruled BMC since 1997
Be aware that BMC is the richest body in Asia and its annual budget is 45000 crores. Since 1997, the Uddhav-led Shiv Sena is in control of the BMC. In the 2017 elections, BJP was left behind Shiv Sena by only 2 seats. Shiv Sena won 84 seats in this election. After coming to power in alliance with the Shinde government, the BJP wants to wrest the BMC from the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena and is trying its best for this.
In view of the upcoming BMC elections, BJP inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of several projects worth Rs 38,000 crore in Mumbai by PM Modi last week. Targeting Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena, Ashish Shelar said that there is a lot of difference between late Balasaheb Thackeray and Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena. He said that Balasaheb was a man with a big heart. He was always open to talks and the foundation of his alliance with the BJP was Hindutva.
Uddhav Thackeray’s behavior has not shown continuity – Shelar
He said that some of the earlier statements of Uddhav Thackeray created many difficulties for the BJP. Sharing power with the BJP in the state government between 2014 and 2019, Uddhav had once said that his party had rotted during its more than 25-year alliance with the BJP. Before the 2014 assembly elections, he broke the alliance with us for just one seat. Before the 2019 assembly elections, they again tied up with us and broke the alliance after the result, there is no consistency in their behaviour.