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Maharashtra's voter turnout 61.13%, Mumbai's 50.51%

MUMBAI, Oct. 23 -- The voter turnout in the Assembly elections held on Monday was 61.13%, according to the figures released by the Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday. The figure is two percentage poi... Read More


Sharad Pawar's speech in rain may work in favour of NCP candidate

Mumbai, Oct. 23 -- The byelection in Satara Lok Sabha constituency, where incumbent MP Udayanraje Bhonsle is facing tough contest from Shrinivas Patil, a candidate of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP),... Read More


Saffron swells with hope; Oppn looks to stay afloat

MUMBAI, Oct. 23 -- With all exit polls predicting a clear win for the saffron combine in Maharashtra, the mood in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena is upbeat. The BJP-Sena is hoping to s... Read More


Eat, pray and love: Candidates relax a day after elections

MUMBAI, Oct. 23 -- After a month of grueling campaign, candidates in the city got some free time on Tuesday, a day after the voting. While some chose to rest, some spent time with their family, and th... Read More


Sharad Pawar is still winning hearts

India, Oct. 23 -- Whatever the results of the Maharashtra elections tomorrow are, there is a clear winner - Sharad Pawar. At almost 79 years of age, Pawar has proved he remains the sole grassroots po... Read More


Areas with Guj voters see a polling dip

Mumbai, Oct. 23 -- Assembly seats with a large population of Gujarati voters - such as Borivali, Dahisar, Mulund, Vile Parle, Ghatkopar East, Kandivali East, Ghatkopar East - saw a five to six percent... Read More


Why city gave vote of no-confidence: No local issues and mistrust in EVMs

MUMBAI, Oct. 23 -- Why did Mumbai fail to match Maharashtra's voter turnout on Monday? According to experts, the city saw only 50.51% turnout, compared to the state's 61.13% because the voters in Mum... Read More


Turnout on SC seats less than the polling percentage in state

Mumbai, Oct. 23 -- The voter turnout in the 29 Assembly constituencies reserved for Scheduled Castes was much lower than the state percentage - 61.13% - and the adjoining general constituencies. Polit... Read More


bva chief: will not contest elections in the future

Palghar, Oct. 23 -- Five-time MLA from Vasai and president of the Bahujan Vikas Aghadi (BVA), Hitendra Thakur, on Tuesday announced that the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly election was his last. "I will be... Read More


Thane turnout dips: Win-win for saffron allies again?

Thane, Oct. 23 -- A total of 47.91% voters turned out to exercise their right in Thane district on Monday, a dip from the 50.16% in the 2014 state Assembly elections, data released by the collector's ... Read More