Worli, Versova via Khardanda
Mumbai - Caste certificate is an important document while fighting the elections. Due to lack of suitable candidates with valid caste certificates, the political parties are importing the candidates from other areas. Such examples have come to fore as the Shiv Sena and the BJP have sent their party workers from Worli and Versova to Khardanda ward. Due to the reservation, many have become corporators while many left dejected in want of caste certificates. Shiv Sena has given a ticket to former corporator Sanjay Agaldare (resident of Worli) and its recent rival BJP has given a ticket to Jayendra Bhanji (resident of Versova) from Khardanda ward which is reserved for the Scheduled Tribes category. Shiv Sena’s former corporator from Khardanda, Vilas Chawri, was an aspirant for the ticket but he had no ‘valid’ caste certificate. Hence, the ticket was offered to Sanjay Agaldare who was party’s corporator for two times. The BJP candidate, Jayendra Bhanji is a resident of Koliwada in Versova and he reportedly possesses the valid caste certificate of ST category. Local Koli community members who are not having the valid caste certificates have decided not to contest the polls. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena candidate Sanjay Agaldare has doubted the caste certificate of BJP candidate Jayendra Bhanji and has expressed confidence that he will win the election on the basis of support from local Sena workers.