56.73 pc voter turnout in Navi Mumbai civic polls

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56.73 pc voter turnout in Navi Mumbai civic polls
Mumbai, Apr 12: The Navi Mumbai civic polls which were held on Sunday, Apr 11 saw an average voter turnout amid incidents of violence despite heavy security arrangements.

A voter turn out of 56.73 per cent was recorded in the polls, which were marred by incidents of rioting and political clashes.

Congress and NCP workers clashed over the issue of bogus voting leading to the arrests of over 20 supporters of the parties, which are part of the ruling coalition in the state.

There was also a case of unlawful assembly near a polling booth registered by the Turbhe police, the Times of India reported.

While Congress and NCP decided not to contest jointly, the Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena combine continued strong even in the 2010 elections for the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NNMC). The Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) is also in the fray.

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