Mar 16, 2007

Women Elected as Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Mumbai

Two Days after the International Women's Day was celebrated in the City, two women were elected to head the civic body. Shiv Sena nominee Shubha Raul -- a doctor from Dahisar became the fourth woman mayor of the city while Vidya Thakur of Bharatiya Janata Party was elected deputy mayor in the elections held on Saturday.

Raul will get a two and half year tenure. Soon after the election, Raul said that her priority will be adequate water supply, better health services, and providing clean city. She also said that BMC will keep in mind environmental concerns while undertaking development works in the future.