Mahadeshwar has been elected as the next mayor of the Municipal Corporation with the BJP extending its support to the Sena.
This development came after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced earlier on 4 March, 2017 that the BJP would not contest the 8 March, 2017 Mayoral polls.
Fadnavis had said the BJP is ready to offer support to the Shiv Sena but would not take any post including that of Deputy Mayor, Leader of Opposition or chairmanship of any committees in the country's richest and biggest civic body.
The Shiv Sena has 84 corporators in the BMC while the BJP falls two short of the former's count.
Four independent candidates had extended their support to the Shiv Sena, while the ABS had offered to support the BJP.