Submit-voting, BJP, Shiv Sena Declare Tide in Their Favour in Mumbai

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Mumbai: Minutes after voting led to Mumbai on Tuesday, the Shiv Sena and BJP rushed to say a tide of their favour going by the turnout for the polls to the nation's richest civic physique.

In Mumbai, the polling proportion was 41.32 % until three.30 pm, nearer to the turnout of 45 % in 2012. Although the ultimate determine was not but identified, officers stated the general proportion shall be increased than the final time.

Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant stated "an enormous" turnout within the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) polls means there’s a "huge wave" in opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his demonetisation train.

"The large voter turnout signifies that individuals are with the Shiv Sena and there’s a huge wave in opposition to Modi and demonetisation that prompted countless hardship to folks. The Sena is the one alternative of individuals," Sawant stated.

"The best way Uddhavji addressed his rallies, filled with ardour, aggression and concern for folks, has touched the minds and hearts of individuals. This prompted them to vote for the social gathering in giant numbers," he added.

Sawant stated the BJP needed to obliterate the Sena however folks have "one thing else" in thoughts.

"Larger voter turnout means individuals are craving for a change and they’re in our favour. We had appointed folks at sales space ranges to attract out voters from their houses," stated BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari.

He stated his social gathering will file a criticism with the State Election Fee to determine if there was "deliberate mischief" in eradicating names of voters from electoral rolls. Bhandari stated there was an enormous confusion within the voting listing or else the turnout would have gone as much as 60 %.

"We wish to know if someone indulged in deliberate mischief and deleted names of voters from the rolls. We’ll file a criticism with the SEC and demand an inquiry to determine if this was intentionally performed," he stated.

"Names of about 12 lakh voters have been discovered to be lacking from the listing," Bhandari claimed.


A senior citizen died after struggling cardiac arrest whereas standing in a queue to solid his vote in Khed tehsil of Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra on Tuesday, police stated.

The incident occurred this afternoon at Sukholi, Deulwadi, below the jurisdiction of Khed police station. Mahadeo Shivram Chalke (65) suffered a cardiac arrest whereas standing in a queue for Zilla Parishad election along with his son and daughter-in-law.

"He was taken to a personal hospital the place he was declared lifeless," stated senior police inspector Anil Gambhir. Chalke was below therapy for coronary heart illnesses for the previous few months, Gambhir added.

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