The voting pattern, however, indicates that ethnic affiliations has mattered little in the constituency, and, whether north Indian or Maharashtrian, people here mostly voted for the BJP-Sena candidate.
Sinha addressed a rally in Mumbai North West’s Kurar village in Malad East, where former city Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam is pitted against BJP’s sitting MP Gajanan Kirtikar. Kurar village has a sizeable number of voters from Bihar and other North Indian states.
In 2014, the voters’ turn out in areas like Juhu, Versova and Lokhandwala was less than 50 per cent. “It is tough to get them to come out to vote. In slums the turnout is greater,” Bhavna Jain, secretary All India Mahila Congress, says.
Backed by Mayawati’s BSP, Pasi, a legislator from Saidpur in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur district, will take on Shiv Sena MP Gajanan Kirtikar and Congress’s Sanjay Nirupam. The constituency will go to poll on April 29, the last of the four-phase elections in the state.
New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam on Wednesday alleged that terror activities in the country increases whenever the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in power. He also said that it was during former prime minister Atal BihariVajpayee's rule, that attacks had started gaining mileage. He further stated that the government should clarify about the security of the citizens.