BMC election results 2017: S Ward records the highest voter turnout of 66.19%, 28.25%

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections which took place in 227 constituencies had around 50 lakh citizens voting.

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BMC election results 2017: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections which took place in 227 constituencies had around 50 lakh citizens voting. Out of the 227 constituencies in the city, 66.19% voter turn-out was recorded in S ward (Vikhroli and Bhandup). Ward no. 114(Bhandup west) followed S ward and recorded 66.00% turnout and wards no. 18 (Charkop Sector) registered 65.89% voting count.

In the list of top 10 wards which recorded highest voting turnout include ward no. 12 (National Park, Borivali) with 64.23%, ward no.109 (Bhandup and Tansa Pipeline) recorded 65.01%. Ward no. 77, 38,16,113 and 9 recorded a voting percentage of 63.74%, 63.60%, 63.58%, 63.44% and 63.30% respectively.

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There are wards which have registered a very low voting count as well. The lowest turnout was recorded in ward no. 227, Colaba which stands at 28.25%. Other low voter turnout wards include ward no. 224 which include Mohammad Ali Road which had 42.03%, Bhuleshwar of ward no.215 which recorded 48.30%. Other low vote earner ward includes Ward 215 with 45.71%,102 with 43.63%, 199 at 45.99% and 67 with 46.04%. Ward no. 224 and 215 were declared as the hypersensitive polling booth where the voting turnout was not more than 45% as reported by The Free Press Journal.

The local body polls is witnessing a pitch battle between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Shiv Sena, the Congress, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation polls had taken place in a single phase on 21 February. A total of 17,331 candidates are in the fray for 3,210 seats in 10 municipal corpoprations. The civic body polls had witnessed the presence of voters from all walks of life on 21.

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