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BMC: Six Maharashtra Navnirman Sena corporators officially join Shiv Sena

With this, Shiv Sena's strength has gone up to 93 (including 3 independents) in the 227-member house

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

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Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray with his family. File Photo: PTI

The six (MNS) corporators in Mumbai, who had defected to the three months back, are now officially part of the Uddhav Thackeray-led party. has accepted the corporators' decision to join the Shiv Sena, declaring the defection legal. The decision was announced by Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar in the general assembly of the (BMC) late last night. On October 12 last year, Dilip Lande, Archana Bhalerao, Snehal More, Datta Narvankar, Parashuram Kadam and Ashwini Matekar, six out of the total seven corporators of the Raj Thackeray-led MNS, had defected to the They had joined the saffron party in the presence of the party chief The had approached the challenging the defection on technical grounds and seeking their disqualification. heard their case and finally informed about the decision to the chief. Speaking in the general body meeting yesterday, the mayor said, "Konkan commissioner did not find anything wrong in the six corporators joining the They are now corporators." With this, Shiv Sena's strength has gone up to 93 (including 3 independents) in the 227-member house.

Sanjay Turde is the only corporator in the Mumbai civic body, who now represents the The election to the cash-rich was held in February 2017.

First Published: Fri, January 26 2018. 18:57 IST
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