2,276 candidates in fray for 227 civic seats in Mumbai

by Web Desk | Updated: 2017-02-08

A total of 2,276 candidates are left in the fray for the 227 seats of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) which goes to the polls on February 21.
Yesterday was the last day for withdrawal of nominations, after which 2,276 candidates are left in the poll ring to battle it out to get elected to the country’s richest civic body, BMC sources said.
The last day of filing nomination papers was February 3 after which the scrutiny of documents submitted by the candidates was taken up.
There are 91.80 lakh registered voters in Mumbai.
Shiv Sena, which has ruled the BMC for over two decades, and its one-time ally in the civic body BJP are fighting the high-stakes elections separately this time.
The counting of votes will be taken up on February 23.