Mumbai, July 20 -- The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) newly appointed city chief, Mangal Prabhat Lodha, a five-term legislator from Malabar Hill and a developer, has said the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance will win all 36 Assembly seats in Mumbai in the upcoming polls. Lodha took over the city unit on Friday from incumbent chief and state education minister Ashish Shelar.

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, who presided over the function, reiterated Lodha's message, saying the party's rank and file must ensure that all 36 city seats vote for the saffron alliance.

"In the 2014 polls, the alliance broke up at the last minute but we still won that match by winning 15 seats (while the Sena won 14 seats in Mumbai)," said Lodha, in his address to party w...