An estimated 45 per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise in the election for Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation on Wednesday.
The outcome of the civic polls is an eye opener for all major political stake holders.
Alleging that Congress has an understanding with Shiv Sena and BJP, SP leader Abu Asim Azmi said that his party would not support the saffron combine.
According to police, the FIR was registered last night after the TV channel aired an interview of Raj Thackeray last evening.
Over 1 crore voters are expected to exercise their franchise on Thursday to elect 227 representatives from 2,232 candidates for the BMC polls.
The song `Kamalavari` appeals the voters in Marathi to
cast their vote for the party
As many as 2,233 candidates are in
the fray for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)
elections scheduled on February 16, according to state
MPCC released second list of 20 candidates, comprising 12 women out of whom two are kin of sitting corporators, for the Brihanmumbai BMC elections.
Congress will contest 169 seats in the 227-strong BMC, while NCP will field candidates in 58.
Nitesh Rane on Tuesday demanded that the State EC direct the owners of the Shiv Sena-sponsored `Shiv Vada Pav` stalls to cover their outlets.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar has asked senior coalition partner, the Congress, to speed-up seat-sharing talks for the Mumbai municipal polls.
The announcement of civic polls for February 16 in Maharashtra virtually heralds the battle for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.
The meeting of leaders of the
Congress and NCP Tuesday night to discuss seat-sharing for Mumbai
civic elections remained inconclusive, sources said.
Ahead of the BMC polls, the Mumbai Regional
Congress Committee has resorted to social networking sites --
like Twitter and Facebook to invite suggestions from people
for drafting the party manifesto.
Factions led by Kamat and Deora, both former city
presidents, and current unit chief Kripashankar Singh have
been at loggerheads for long on the seat sharing issue.
Members of Mumbai Pradesh Mahila Cong received lessons on issues like eligibility
criteria, code of conduct from senior party leaders.
Republican Party of India (RPI)
leader Ramdas Athawale on Monday met Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray
as a part of efforts to form an alliance with the Sena-BJP
combine against ruling Congress-NCP in the state.
BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday asked
the party unit here to woo voters by launching a massive
`door-to-door` campaign for the civic elections which are due
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