However, the election did have its moments of competition when BJP corporators boisterously raised the chants of "Modi, Modi" which the Sena members countered with equally boisterous chants of "Balasaheb Thackeray", the late Shiv Sena founder.
He defeated his lone opponent, Congresss' Vithhal Lokare, by bagging 171 votes against his rival's 31 in the 227-member BMC house.
Shiv Sena's Vishwanath Mahadeshwar has been elected as the mayor of Mumbai, with the support of BJP on March 8.
Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena's (MNS) seven corporators remained absent from the Corporation Hall. Mahadeshwar is principal of the college.
The Shiv Sena has been ruling the BMC since 1997 though in alliance with BJP which was till recently a much junior partner but which won only two seats less than Sena this time around. All 82 BJP corporators raised their hands in support of the Sena nominees.
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Four days back, the BJP abruptly withdrew from the mayoral race and made a decision to keep away from any other post like Deputy Mayor, or other major committees or sit in the opposition in the BMC.
While both parties managed to include more corporators into their fold since then, they fell short of the magical figure of 114 seats, which is required to win a clear majority and elect a Mayor. According to a report in The Indian Express, incumbent mayor Snehal Ambekar conducted the election.
In the civic elections conducted last month, the Shiv Sena had won 84 seats, while the BJP had come in a close second with 81.
When asked about Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis's announcement related to appointing Upa-Lokayukta to oversee the functioning of the country's civic body, the Mayor said, "We have been advocating transparency and practicing it for long time".
As the BJP has 82 corporators in the BMC, it will get equal representation in the standing, education, improvement and BEST committees.