However, on the negative side, there was not many facilities for the differently able people who also came out to vote. The polls saw some high spirited citizens who came out to vote despite facing some trouble. Among such people was Nandkumar Mishra from Elephinston, who came out to vote with a fractured leg. “It takes efforts nothing else. If I miss this time five years later I will regret and I don’t want that. My family asked me to rest but I left home,” he said.
Elections to the cash-rich Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in 227 municipal wards are underway on Tuesday. 2275 candidates are in the fray in what is being dubbed as a “mini-Assembly election”. Over 1.95 crore voters across the state are entitled to vote to choose representatives for ten city corporations. Apart from the ten civic bodies, the second phase of polling for 11 Zilla Parishads (ZPs) and 118 panchayat samitis is also underway where over 1.80 crore people can cast their votes.