BMC Poll Promises; Congress Flatters City's Slum Voters With Freebies
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India, Jan. 12 -- Rolling out its first pre-election announcement, newly appointed Mumbai Congress President Bhai Jagtap said that the party will go all-out to provide free water supply to all slum households. According to official records, every second person in Mumbai resides in a slum.
As per the 2011 Census, around 52.07 lakh people, of the total Mumbai population of 1.21 crore, reside in slum colonies. With legal homes being exorbitant - a chronic issue in Mumbai - the number of slum residents has grown further in the past decade, sources said. After declaring its intention of contesting the BMC elections independently, the Mumbai Congress has drawn this plan to regain its lost support base among voters. And to do so, it has opted f...
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