BMC Election 2017: 41.32 % voting recorded in Mumbai till 3:30 PM
Mumbai, Feb 21: The voting for Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation begins on Tuesday for 227 municipal wards in which 2,275 candidates are in the fray. The civic body is fully prepared to hold the election across 227 electoral wards through 7,304 polling booths at 1,582 places. Apart from the civic bodies, the second phase of polling for 11 zilla parishads and 118 panchayat samitis will also be conducted on Tuesday.
41.32 percent voter turnout recorded in Mumbai till 3.30 pm
32.1 voting percentage has been recorded till 1:30 PM.
Actor Vivek Oberoi casts his vote.
Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar votes in Bandra.
Slow start to voting for Nagpur, Akola and Amravati municipal corporations, turnout at 22% till 1pm.
Actor Varun Dhawan reached polling booth, but could not find his name in voting list.
CM Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis casts his vote, urges people to vote to bring about change.
MNS Chief Raj Thackeray voted with family at Shivaji Park Municipal School.
BJP leader Shania N.C. arrived on a bicycle to cast her vote at Narayan Dabholkar Road.
Senior Congress leader & former Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde casted his vote for civic body polls in Solapur.
Maharashtra: Senior Congress leader & former Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde casted his vote for civic body polls in Solapur. pic.twitter.com/UiwogYu8hM— ANI (@ANI_news) February 21, 2017
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari casts his vote for Nagpur Municipal Corporation polls, at a booth located in Nagpur's Town Hall.
Maharashtra: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari casts his vote for Nagpur Municipal Corporation polls, at a booth located in Nagpur's Town Hall. pic.twitter.com/YhtvdEC3c1— ANI (@ANI_news) February 21, 2017
Sharad Pawar casts his vote at polling booth no. 214(11) located in Mahalaxmi (West).
Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta casts his vote at polling booth number 214 (18), at Pedder Road in South Mumbai.
Actor Sunil Shetty after casting his vote tweeted,''Point a finger at them only when you get this point on your finger! Vote to earn the right to question''.
BJP leader and Lok Sabha MP Paresh Rawal and HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh also cast their vote.
At the polling booth in Nagpur at Bharat Mahila Vidyalaya, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagawat turned up for an early vote.
Demonetisation has nothing to do with these polls and we need to move on, Says Deepak Parekh, Chairman HDFC, after casting his vote.
On Monday night, Police seized large amount of liquor hoarded in 2 cars. The Mumbai police has tightened securrity across the city ahead of BMC elections.
The Bharatiya Janata Party is expecting at least 55 per cent voter turnout in elections and has appointed one person per 200 voters to ensure they exercise their franchise.
Out of 91.8 lakh registered voters, 50 lakh are male, 49 lakh female and 381 transgenders.
Counting of the votes would take place on Thursday.
BJP, which ruled six of the municipal corporations in alliance with Shiv Sena, decided to go alone in upcoming elections. The voting percentage in the BMC polls held in 2007 and 2012 stood at 42% and 45% respectively.
The districts going to polls in the second phase are Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur, Pune, Solapur, Nashik, Amravati and Gadchiroli. Elections are being held in 118 panchayat samitis in these districts.
The 10 municipal corporations include Mumbai, Thane, Ulhasnagar, Nashik, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Solapur, Akola, Amravati and Nagpur.