52% voting in Navi Mumbai, 62 in Aurangabad
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Last Updated: Sunday, April 11, 2010, 22:59
Mumbai: Elections to four civic bodies here ended peacefully today except for a scuffle in Navi Mumbai where 25 people were arrested.

While Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) and Aurangabad recorded about 52 and 62 per cent of voting respectively, Ambernath had 52 per cent and 57 per cent voting was recorded in Kulgaon-Badalapur.

The results for all the four would be declared tomorrow, said the State Election Office.

A scuffle broke out between supporters of ruling Congress and NCP over the issue of bogus voting in Sanpada voting centre in Navi Mumbai. Police lathi charged and detained 25 for rioting, police said.

In NMMC, the Congress and NCP are fighting the election separately against the saffron combination of Shiv Sena-BJP.

The fight is crucial for Excise Minister Ganesh Naik, who is aiming to bring NCP to power for a consecutive third time.

MNS, Samajwadi Party and the Republican Party of India (RPI)-Left combine is also in the fray.

The Congress and the NCP are together in Aurangabad Municipal Corporation and Ambernath and Badlapur Councils against Sena-BJP unity.

The presence of MNS may change equations for the Sena as it did in the 2009 Assembly elections.


First Published: Sunday, April 11, 2010, 22:59

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