In a major blow to the aspirations of over half of its sitting corporators, Shiv Sena today denied ticket to 58 corporators for the BMC election.
The Sena candidates' list, released on Monday, the last day of filing nominations for the February 1 poll, does not include names of 58 of its sitting corporators in the 227-member Corporation.
The name of Mayor Datta Dalvi too does not figure in the Sena nominees' list.
The Sena has 104 corporators in the country's richest civic body, with a budget of around Rs 12,000 crore.
The list was released by former Lok Sabha Speaker Manohar Joshi and another Sena spokesperson Neelam Gorhe at Sena Bhawan in central Mumbai.
The Sena, which controls the BMC along with BJP, has entered into an electoral understanding with its saffron partner. Accordingly, it is putting up 155 candidates while 72 seats have been left for BJP.
Almost 38 per cent nominees in the 155-member list declared today by Sena are women.