Mumbai LS polls: Will lone NCP candidate Sanjay Dina Patil defeat BJP leader Manoj Kotak?

In Mumbai's North-East Lok Sabha constituency, the voting took place in six assembly divisions and the fight was between NCP candidate Sanjay Dina Patil and BJP leader Manoj Kotak

  • Mumbai LS polls: Will lone NCP candidate Sanjay Dina Patil defeat BJP leader Manoj Kotak?
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In Mumbai, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has a stronghold in the city’s North-East Lok Sabha constituency. During the 2014 general elections, BJP leader Kirit Somaiya won by a huge margin and was elected as an MP from the same constituency. However, the BJP denied Somaiya a ticket for 2019 LS polls and fielded Manoj Kotak to contest against Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate Sanjay Dina Patil.   

Before Shiv Sena and BJP agreed to form an alliance in Maharashtra ahead of the national polls, Shiv Sena clarified its stand saying that if BJP fields Somaiya as its candidate, Shiv Sena will work to defeat the BJP leader. In the political circle, the speculations were that BJP has bowed down under pressure and fielded Kotak instead of Somaiya. Kotak is the group leader representing BJP in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).  

Sanjay Dina Patil is the lone candidate fielded by NCP in Mumbai. Patil lost in 2014 general election against BJP leader Kirit Somaiya. However, NCP has put its faith on Patil once again. With a huge amount of support from the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), Patil can give tough competition to the BJP. 

In North-East constituency, the voter turnout was recorded as 57.15 per cent. The maximum number of voter turnout was registered in Mulund assembly section of the North-East parliamentary constituency while the lowest number of votes were given in Mankhurd Shivaji Nagar area. 

The voting process took place in six assembly division of the city’s North-East Lok Sabha constituency.

Total Voters (in lakh)Turnout of Voters (in lakhs)Assembly SectionPercentage
2.831.80Mulund63.66
2.261.29Vikhroli57.30
2.791.64Bhandup West58.99
2.651.48Ghatkopar West55.89
2.321.42Ghatkopar East61.27
2.991.41Mankhurd Shivaji Nagar47.08
Total - 15.889.07
57.15
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