Mumbai, 21st May 2023: BJP leader Manoj Kotak has confidently declared that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will secure the mayoral position in the upcoming Mumbai Municipal Corporation elections. This statement comes in response to Sanjay Raut’s recent comments, accusing the current government of evading the elections and expressing their ambition to win 150 seats.
Under the banner of “Mission 150,” Kotak emphasized that the BJP, along with its NDA alliance partners and the Shiv Sena led by Eknath Shinde, is fully prepared to contest the elections and serve the people of Mumbai. He firmly stated, “The mayor of Mumbai is going to be from the BJP.”
Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had earlier hinted at the possibility of holding elections for the Mumbai Municipal Corporation and other significant municipalities in October. The upcoming municipal elections will present a direct battle between Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena and the BJP, as well as the Shinde group, with much anticipation surrounding the outcome.
Sanjay Raut, confident in his party’s strength, has vowed to limit the BJP’s success to no more than 60 seats. In contrast, Ashish Shelar, another prominent BJP leader, has set his sights higher, claiming that the BJP will secure 150 seats. Amidst these claims and counterclaims, Manoj Kotak has now put forward the assertion that the BJP will occupy the mayoral seat in Mumbai.
The Mumbai Municipal Corporation elections are expected to be fiercely contested, with the outcome having significant political implications. As the BJP asserts its ambitions, the race for power in Mumbai intensifies, and the political landscape in the city undergoes a transformation. With the elections drawing closer, all parties involved are gearing up for a rigorous campaign to secure victory and gain control over the city’s administration.
As the battle lines are drawn, Mumbaikars eagerly await the electoral process that will determine the future course of their beloved city. The upcoming elections will undoubtedly shape the city’s governance and set the stage for critical decision-making on key issues affecting the lives of its residents.