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  Metros   Mumbai  26 May 2019  Shiv Sena-BJP won 31 of 36 Assembly pockets in city

Shiv Sena-BJP won 31 of 36 Assembly pockets in city

THE ASIAN AGE. | SONU SHRIVASTAVA
Published : May 26, 2019, 5:27 am IST
Updated : May 26, 2019, 5:27 am IST

The Opposition parties have maintained the lead in Vandre east with 1,276 votes from Mumbai north central.

The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance has taken the lead in 31 out of 36 state Assembly segments in Mumbai. (Photo: PTI)
 The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance has taken the lead in 31 out of 36 state Assembly segments in Mumbai. (Photo: PTI)

Mumbai: The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance has taken the lead in 31 out of 36 state Assembly segments in Mumbai. The two parties had won the same number of seats in Mumbai while fighting the state Assembly elections separately in 2014. While the Congress-NCP took the lead in five Assembly segments, the alliance is trailing in the constituencies of three Congress MLAs i.e. Naseem Khan from Chandivali, Aslam Sheikh from Malad west, and Kalidas Kolambkar from Sewri.

At present, the Congress has five legislators in Mumbai. Out of these, Varsha Gaikwad and Amin Patel have managed to maintain the lead in Dharavi with 8,991 votes and Mumbadevi with 34,869 votes, respectively.

Apart from these two seats, the Samajwadi Party’s Abu Asim Azmi has gained lead in Mankhurd with 41,670 votes from the Mumbai north east parliamentary constituency; and AIMIM’S Waris Pathan has managed a lead in Byculla with 28,675 votes from the Mumbai south constituency.

The Opposition parties have maintained the lead in Vandre east with 1,276 votes from Mumbai north central. The Assembly segment-wise analysis of the 2019 Lok Sabha results shows that BJP candidate from Mumbai north central, Poonam Mahajan, got 1,00,998 votes in Chandivali, while Congress candidate Priya Dutt managed to get 73,743 votes from Chandivali. This means that Mr Khan is trailing in Chandivali by 27,255 votes.

A senior Congress leader said that in 2014, the BJP-Shiv Sena was leading in 34 out of the 36 Assembly seats during the Lok Sabha election. But in the Assembly poll, the Congress managed to get five seats in 2014. The number of Assembly seats could have been better, if the Congress-NCP had fought the election together in 2014. “In 2014, Chandivali was trailing by 37,000 votes in the Lok Sabha election, but the party’s sitting legislator won the Assembly election with 30,000 votes in the 2014 Assembly election,” the Congress leader said.  

Former minister and Congress legislator Khan said that the state Assembly elections were different from Lok Sabha elections and that they were not demoralised by the debacle but would fight the Assembly elections and improve the party performance.

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