In an electoral setback to the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) in north Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena pulled off a coup by clinching the mayoral publish within the Jalgaon Municipal Company (JMC) on Thursday.
The Sena’s Jayshree Mahajan was elected because the Mayor of the Jalgaon civic physique after 30 corporators from the BJP crossed over to the Sena, thus bolstering the latter get together which hitherto solely had a power of 15 corporators within the 75-seat JMC.
Three corporators from the Asaduddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen additionally threw of their lot with the Sena, which took the power of the latter get together’s camp to 48.
Whereas Ms. Mahajan polled 45 votes, the BJP’s candidate, Pratibha Kapse, secured 30 votes.
That is the Sena’s second blow to the BJP in lower than a month. Earlier this month, the previous get together adopted an identical stratagem of poaching BJP corporators within the Sangli civic physique to dislodge the latter from energy.