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BJP withdraws from Mumbai Mayor race


Mumbai: In a major climbdown, the BJP has withdrawn from the race for post of Mayor of BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced here on Saturday.

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Fadnavis said his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is ready to offer support to the Shiv Sena but would not take any post, including of Deputy Mayor, Leader of Opposition, or chairmanship of any committees in the country’s richest and biggest civic body,. “If they require any votes, the BJP is ready to offer support to the Shiv Sena,” he told media persons here. This would pave the way for a Shiv Sena mayor to sail through easily at the elections scheduled on March 8.