Mumbai - The State Election Commission (SEC) is held responsible for the mistakes found largely in the voter lists for the BMC election. The SEC had prepared voter lists based on the lists used during Assembly elections.
Without giving time to political parties to study voter lists, the SEC finalised the lists. Hence the SEC is the prime offender in this case, it is alleged. Lakhs of voters across the city remained devoid of their voting rights as their names were missing from voter lists prepared for the BMC elections. Still, Mumbaikars overwhelming came out and voted. They set a record of 55.53% voting in the BMC polls. This number is 11% higher than the previous election.
Last time, 46 lakh voters from over 1.2 crore voters had used their franchise in the civic election. The higher difference in voting percentage this time is because of difference between Assembly election and civic election. The highest percentage of voting was registered in Borivali (61.5%) followed by Dahisar and Andheri East (60%). The lowest percentage of voting was registered in Colaba and Byculla areas.