Mumbai: Samajwadi Party corporator Raees Sheikh has written a letter to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner, demanding a 400 percent pay hike for corporators.
The recent BMC polls threw up a fractured mandate, with Shiv Sena winniong 84 seats out of the 227-member BMC, the country's richest civic body. BJP was close behind, winning 82 seats, while Congress was a distant third with 31 seats.
Shiv Sena's Vishwanath Mahadeshwar was elected as the Mayor of Mumbai with the support of the BJP, marking a coming together of the two parties after contesting the civic polls separately.
In the 2017 Maharashtra civic polls, the BJP put up a splendid performance in all parts of the state and shook Sena's citadel Mumbai, its political heartland land right from its formation in the 1960s.