Early trends show setback for Congress in Mumbai
In a setback to Congress, Union Minister of State for Telecom and Shipping Milind Deora and Priya Dutt are trailing in their respective constituencies of Mumbai South and North North Central.
Mumbai: In a setback to Congress, Union Minister of State for Telecom and Shipping Milind Deora and Priya Dutt are trailing in their respective constituencies of Mumbai South and North North Central.
In Mumbai South, Shiv Sena`s Arvind Sawant has established a comfortable lead, polling 26,260 votes followed by 8,807 of Deora. AAP`s Meera Sanyal has polled 1,670 while MNS` Bala Nandgaonkar had bagged 6,526 votes, as per initial trends.
In Mumbai North Central, Poonam Mahajan of BJP is leading over Priya Dutt by a margin of 7,895 votes. Poonam has polled 13,744 votes while Priya has got 5,849 votes.
In Mumbai South Central, Shiv Sena`s Rahul Shewale has established a lead of 12,961 votes over his Congress rival Eknath Gaikwad who has polled 6,488 votes.
In Mumbai North East, BJP`s Kirit Somaiya has established a comfortable lead over his NCP rival Sanjay Dina Patil.
In neighbouring Thane district`s Bhiwandi seat, Shiv Sena-BJP is continuing its good performance with Kapil Patil of BJP establishing a lead of 10,535 votes over his rival Vishwanath Patil.
In Thane, Rajan Vichare of Shiv Sena has polled 19,438 votes as against NCP`s sitting MP Sanjiv Naik who has got 15,057 votes.
In Kalyan, Shrikant Shinde of Shiv Sena is leading over his MNS rival Pramod Patil by 3,354 votes leaving sitting MP Anand Paranjpye in the third place.
In 2004 and 2009, Mumbai had backed Congress giving it and ally NCP 7 of 10 seats in Mumbai and Thane belt.