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Shiv Sena’s Meenakshi Shinde takes charge as new Thane mayor

Shiv Sena leader Meenakshi Shinde has been appointed as the new mayor of Thane.

Earlier in the week, Shiv Sena, which bagged 67 seats in the recently held Thane Municipal Corporation poll, had fielded Meenakshi Shinde for the post of mayor.

The party also nominated Ramakant Madvi for the Deputy Mayor’s post.

The duo filed their nominations for the March 6 poll in presence of Maharashtra Minister Ekanth Shinde.

BJP, which had won 23 seats in the 131-member House, had fielded Ashadevi Singh for the Mayor’s post and Mukesh Mokashi for the position of Deputy Mayor.

NCP, which won 34 seats, had fielded Asrin Raut for the post of Mayor and Arti Gaikwad for the position of Deputy Mayor.

The Uddhav Thackeray-led party, which has ruled the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) for the last 25 years, retained its hold on the civic body in the last month’s elections. It secured a majority winning 67 of the total 131 seats.

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