SUSHMA DANDE is remembered for working independently to push for the city’s development of the four women elected as mayor. She had pursued with Cidco the issue of allocation of plot for the NMMC hospital and the iconic Vishnudas Bhave Auditorium at Vashi.
MANDA MHATRE, a BJP MLA from Belapur constituency, was among the first corporators of the corporation.
Mhatre, belonging to a non-political family, has carved a niche for herself in city politics. After her tenure as corporator, she became the NCP’s first woman president and then, member of legislative council.
She left the NCP to join the BJP just before the 2014 Assembly elections. Manda, belonging to Agri-Koli community, was elected from Belapur Assembly seat on a BJP ticket and is the first Agri woman MLA.