2,233 candidates in fray in BMC polls
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Last Updated: Monday, February 06, 2012, 22:04
  
Mumbai: As many as 2,233 candidates are in the fray for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections scheduled on February 16, according to state Election Commission.

M East ward (138) in Deonar in the eastern suburbs has the highest number of 33 candidates.

Elections to the country's premier civic body which has 227 wards, will be a litmus test for Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray.

Chavan feels that the civic results here will make an impact on national politics.

"We have to defeat the Shiv Sena which is ruling the civic body for 17 years. This will send a good message outside the state as Sena is an important member of the BJP-led NDA," he said.

Whereas Uddhav has lashed out at the alliance alleging that the two parties have come together only to make money in the cash rich BMC.

"They have stooped to such low level. They are criticising each other while campaigning in the Zilla Parishad polls and in Mumbai they are together," he said.

PTI


First Published: Monday, February 06, 2012, 22:04


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