The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena opposed the new government’s decision and may move the Bombay high court. Former MP Milind Deora, who had last week led a Congress delegation to deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis to demand scrapping of the Thackeray government’s move, tweeted on Tuesday, “A big victory for Mumbai Congress and the people of Mumbai.
The state government has nullified the brazenly undemocratic ward-wise delimitation orchestrated by the Shiv Sena. It was an insult to MVA’s coalition dharma as well as to ordinary Mumbaikars.”
Deora had earlier alleged that the ward boundaries and reservations put in place by the Thackeray-led government were “politically motivated.” Both the Congress and BJP welcomed the Shinde-Fadnavis government’s decision to reverse the MVA government’s move to increase the number of electoral wards in the BMC from 227 to 236.
The Congress had demanded that the move be scrapped and the ward boundaries should go back to those in 2017.