Nagpur: The ruling BJP which had struck
pre-poll alliance with its traditional partner Shiv Sena on Monday dumped the latter during the mayoral elections.
BJP`s city unit president Anil Sole became the new Mayor
of Nagpur Municipal Corporation while party nominee Sandeep
Jadhav was elected as the Deputy Mayor.
Sole polled 86 votes and defeated BSP candidate Kishore
Gajbhiye who got 52 votes. Congress nominee Sujata Kombade
withdrew her candidature. The NCP (six members) remained
For Deputy Mayor`s post, BJPs Jadhav secured 86 votes
while BSP`s Shambnam Parveen mustered 58 votes including six
from NCP. BJP, for the first time, did not offer the post of
Deputy Mayor to Sena.