MNS bags Nashik mayor
MNS won 40 seats while the BJP had 14 members in the house. The Congress Nationalist Congress Party combine with 35 seats abstained from voting while the Shiv Sena boycotted the proceedings.
In the electoral maths, MNS needed the magic figure of 62 in the 122 member house. Besides the BJP members, two others also supported the MNS candidate.
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The development came a fortnight after Raj Thackeray declared publicly that the “MNS engine (its party symbol)” would not be “parked in somebody else’s yard”, implying his party would not ally with anybody.
Later, in an unexpected move last week, MNS declared its support to t Swarovski Crystals he Shiv Sena BJP RPI mayors in Mumbai and Thane municipal corporations.
This was followed by the BJP staking its claim to the post of mayor with MNS support.
BJP state president Sudhir Mungantiwar pointed out that the BJP and Shiv Sena fought the elections separately in Nashik, so there was no question of ‘betrayal’ as alleged by Shiv Sena.