BMC civic polls 2017: Mumbai registers record turnout in Sena-BJP duel4 min read 21 Feb 2017, 12:17 PM IST
Voting for the 227 municipal wards of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and other urban civic bodies ended at 5.30pm
Mumbai: Citizens of Mumbai turned out in record numbers on Tuesday to elect representatives to India’s richest civic body, a pleasant change for a city known for voter apathy. Preliminary figures released by the Maharashtra state election commissioner J.S. Saharia, showed a 55% turnout in the election to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), nearly eight percentage points more than 44.75% seen in the last civic election in 2012. According to an official spokesperson, the final figure could be higher.
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