Mumbai News

Maharashtra votes today in assembly polls

With the Opposition still in disarray after the Lok Sabha poll drubbing and weakened even more due to desertions of several leaders in the run-up to the upcoming polls, the state polls are expected to be a battle of supremacy between the BJP and its ally Shiv Sena.

Mumbai: Rain likely in city, adjoining areas today

A low pressure area over Lakshadweep in the east-central Arabian Sea is causing widespread rain over Maharashtra.

Arnala Fort island: EVMs take a boat-ride to reach this booth

Every election, the government makes special provisions for taking the voting process to the Arnala Fort island, around 8 km from the Arnala beach in Vasai.

Outdoor polling booths made rain-proof, voting to be smooth: Mumbai collector

Shivajirao Jondhale, city collector and district election officer, said, “For booths in the open, we have set up tents covered with plastic. We are hopeful that the voter turnout will not be affected.”

Rain, turnout on their mind: Mumbai votes today

As the city heads to polling booths on Monday, 1.68 lakh voters have been added to its electoral rolls since it last voted for the Lok Sabha elections in April.

Maharashtra: A high-stakes contest

While in most elections the public gets to choose which issues really matter, in the present election the BJP has managed to ensure that the electoral narrative has not strayed from the twin messages of nationalism and national security.

Mumbai: Sub-inspector dismissed, 4 cops suspended for jail-bound former legislator’s ‘detour’

According to police, the dismissed officer has been identified as Rohidas Pawar, who was tasked with taking Kadam to JJ hospital after he complained of uneasiness. Kadam is a former NCP legislator, contesting the Assembly election as an Independent candidate from Mohol constituency.

Mumbai: FIR registered against brother of BJP MLA for disrupting campaign

According to the FIR, the accused include Mehta’s brother Vinod, along with three other unidentified persons.

Dhananjay Munde faces heat for remark on Pankaja

In the clip that was shared widely on Facebook, Dhananjay, leader of the Opposition in the Vidhan Parishad, is heard saying that being the daughter of the elder brother has given Pankaja undue advantage, a refrain common in his election speeches this season.

Mumbadevi: Cong candidate misused Assembly letterhead to support Yakub Memon’s mercy petition, advocate writes to EC

The complaint, filed by Gaurang Jhaveri, stated that Patel has allowed signatures of various people on the said letterhead. The letter was allegedly sent to the President in 2015.

Pune: Relentless downpour dampens last day of campaign

The downpour thwarted many planned election events.

On campaign trail in Pune: PM, CM, film stars, missing Congress, combative NCP

The Indian Express takes a closer look at the campaign strategy pursued by each party, and the leaders who made a difference