MNS candidate Yatin Wag was on Thursday elected as mayor of Nashik. Wag
polled 54 votes with the backing of BJP in the 122- member Nashik civic
body. Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP abstained from voting.
The Raj Thackeray-led party with 40 seats was able to muster the required
numbers to win the mayoral election held on Thursday with the help of BJP
– which has 14 corporators in the newly elected NMC – and with also
support from independents and others.
The Shiv Sena with 19 seats had fielded its own candidate for the post.
The MNS had emerged as the single largest party in Nashik but fell short
of the majority mark (62).
MNS had supported Sena-BJP combine in last week's mayoral poll in Thane.
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