Mumbai: The nation’s monetary and leisure capital as soon as once more appears to have fared poorly on the voter turnout entrance with the Mumbai metropolis and suburban areas on Monday recording an estimated 44.74% polling until 5 pm within the Maharashtra meeting elections.
Satirically, Bandra which is the house to many Bollywood personalities recorded the bottom voter turnout within the Bandra West section together with Colaba in south Mumbai, which can also be counted among the many most tony areas within the metropolis.
The ultimate voting share would go up by 9 per cent above the provisional determine of 44.74%, which is at current six per cent decrease than the voter turnout recorded for the 2014 meeting elections.
“Mumbai city and suburbs recorded 44.74 per cent turnout by 5 pm. The final voting percentage would, however, go up by at least nine per cent as long queues were observed outside many polling booths even after the expiry of the official deadline for voting (which is 6 pm),” stated an Election Fee official.
Mumbai, which has a complete 36 meeting segments, is historically recognized for recording low voting share.
Out of the 36 constituencies, 10 are situated within the island metropolis whereas the remaining 26 are scattered throughout suburbs.
The metropolis had recorded a voter turnout of 51.21 per cent within the 2014 meeting elections.
“While most of the seats recorded more than 40 per cent turnout on Monday, Bandra west and Colaba seats recorded 38.81 per cent and 35.26 per cent polling, respectively, which is at the bottom, till 5 pm,” the official stated.
Senior BJP chief and minister Ashish Shelar is within the fray from Bandra (west) in opposition to Asif Zakaria of the Congress.
From Colaba, Rahul Narwekar of the BJP is squaring off in opposition to Ashok Jagtap of the Congress.
It’s believed that the celebration which wins probably the most seats from Mumbai finally ends up forming the federal government within the state.
Bearing this in thoughts, the BJP and the Shiv Sena have made a concerted try in growing their presence within the mega metropolis and prolonged suburbs.
Within the 2014 elections, out of the whole 36 meeting constituencies, the BJP had gained 15 and the Sena 14, respectively. Each the events had contested the polls individually then.
In 2019, the saffron allies are contesting collectively.
In April-Could elections to Lok Sabha, the six Lok Sabha constituencies in Mumbai had witnessed a median 55 per cent voter turnout.
There are 334 candidates contesting from the 36 Meeting constituencies.
Outstanding amongst them is Aaditya Thackeray, son of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.
Aaditya, who’s contesting from Worli section, is the primary Thackeray to hitch electoral politics for the reason that formation of the celebration in 1960s by Bal Thackeray.
Different candidates attempting their luck are Varsha Gaikwad of Congress from Dharavi, Mumbai BJP chief Mangal Prabhat Lodha from Malabar Hill, Abu Asim Azmi (SP) from Mankhurd-Shivaji Nagar to call a number of.