India, Oct. 21 -- Will Mumbai be able to cross the 50 % mark on Monday, as it votes for the Assembly elections?

Between the 1999 and 2009 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, Mumbai's voter turnout was in the 40s. It was only in 2014, that the Modi wave and a politically-charged atmosphere got Mumbai to cross the 50-% mark. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Mumbai registered a 51.59% turnout and a 51.21% turnout in the Assembly elections held the same year. The city registered its highest-ever turnout in the recent Lok Sabha elections with 55.23% people coming out to vote. This was the highest polling percentage in three decades in a city known for its political apathy.

But political analysts and activists think Mumbai will not be able to a...