Mira Bhayander independent Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Geeta Bharat Jain joined Shiv Sena on Saturday. Geeta Jain was tied Shiv-Bandhan by Thackeray while officially inducting her into the party fold at Matoshree. A former mayor and BJP corporator in the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC), Jain had contested the 2019 assembly polls as an independent candidate after being denied ticket by the BJP leadership.
She defeated former BJP MLA Narendra Mehta by 15 thousands votes and pledged that she would support BJP. However, even with her unconditional support she was sidelined by the local BJP unit. “Despite pledging unconditional support, I was subjected to step-motherly treatment by the local BJP unit. Moreover, my repeated pleas went to deaf ears of the senior leaders for a year. The way CM Uddhav Thackeray has been striving for the betterment of the state, I feel lucky to get a chance of working under his leadership. Now I will be able to tackle problems, wipe out corruption and ensure proper development of the twin-city,” said Jain to Free Press.