Spending by the civic body on both primary and secondary schools has not even crossed 45 per cent of the allotted budget in the last five years
At least ten ALM organisations in Juhu have publicly denounced Renu Hansraj, the ‘citizen candidate’ being backed by the BJP in Ward 69.
All political parties are busy wooing slum-dwellers, manifestoes repeat promises not kept in the past.
In civic wards — the lowest turnout was recorded in South Mumbai wards such as A, D, H West and K West.
Though the party is not fielding any candidate in Mumbai, 22 candidates will contest polls in the neighbouring Thane Municipal Corporation under the Swaraj India banner.
Ward 211 Rais Shaikh returns to his childhood neighbourhood; Govandi ward that he currently represents now reserved for a woman candidate.
Having spoken against vegetarianism and pitting Gujarat against Mumbai, Shiv Sena may now lose vote of the community, nearly 17% of the population
Corporators blame civic admnistration.
AIMIM emerges as strongest challenge in the area controlled by two ABS corporators.
Congress corporator Waqarunissa Ansari, also a member of the BMC’s Standing Committee, has just moved to the AIMIM. She will contest from Ward 223 in Mumbadevi.
For three months last year, the tenants of the Palan Sojpal society received foul-smelling water, which left many sick.
To improve voter turnouts in the coming elections, the state election commission is now considering ways to increase women’s participation in elections.
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