Shiva Sena's loyal Vishwanath Mahadeshwar elected new BMC mayor

The Shiv Sena on Wednesday emerged victorious in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC mayor elections that were conducted in Mumbai this noon. Vishwanath Mahadeshwar has been elected the next mayor of the municipal corporation via a show of hands, with the BJP extending their support to the Sena. After winning almost an equal number of seats in an election fought bitterly between the parties, the BJP decided not to challenge the Sena for the Mayor's post.