According to law, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) should have announced the election. Earlier it was said that the election will be held in September or October. After the collapse of the Shiv Sena, a new government was formed under the leadership of Eknath Shinde on 30 June. It’s been three months since the Shinde group and the BJP formed a joint government, but so far there are no rumors of BMC elections. It was then that former Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray directly challenged Union Home Minister Amit Shah saying that if you have guts, show BMC elections within a month. But it seems that the BMC elections will be delayed further.
In fact, the Bharatiya Janata Party is still not confident about the political status of Eknath Shinde’s group. The BJP feels that the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena can become a major force if the elections are held now. The Shinde group may be lagging behind because the breakup of Shiv Sena is a new phenomenon and people are feeling it. Given a little time, the Shinde Clan could consolidate their hold. Eknath Shinde as Chief Minister can do some work to align the old Shiv Sainiks and Bal Thackeray supporters with him. With time people will forget about Shiv Sena breakup. That is why it seems that the BMC elections will not be held immediately. Elections may be announced after Diwali i.e. November, December is unlikely.