Sunday, January 9, 2011

Vasai Virar Mahanagarpalika Livestation, IBN Lokmat Marathi News Channel

The election was concluded on May 30, without any major problem and according to a report published by the DNA India, about 50% of the voting population (6.5lakh in total) turn up to cast their votes.

The Vasai taluka, situated on the outskirts of North Mumbai had four municipal councils ― Vasai, Nala Sopara, Virar and Navghar-Manickpur and 72 gram panchayats. They were dissolved and the formation of the municipal corporation was announced.

Since the last one year, there was agitation against including 53 villages in the proposed Corporation. The government decided to exclude 35 out of the 53. But, the election commission has ordered elections in all the villages.

Congress is contesting 48 wards, NCP 46, BJP 17, MNS 17, Shiv Sena 40, Independents 73. Towards the fag end of polling, NCP district president Govind Gujalkar was severely beaten up in ward number 80.

As the campaign came to an end, the three topics discussed were water availability, the prevailing power scenario, and developing the infrastructure of this city.

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