This time, with Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) out of the race, both Sena and BJP are trying to attract Marathi voters. In 2014, MNS’s Bala Nandgaonkar had secured more than 84,000 votes, mostly Marathi ones.
Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani says, "having represented South Mumbai for 10 years, I believe that Milind has in-depth knowledge of social, economic, and cultural ecosystem of the South Mumbai constituency."
The Mumbai dabbawalas, who run the tiffin services across the city, have decided to take the day off to participate in the morcha. Meanwhile, the Central Railway has made special arrangements for commuters.