With the campaigning coming to an end, the focus for all parties now is on ensuring that the electorate loyal to them turns out to vote in big numbers. The spotlight is on the booth managers. “Each of our booth managers have been tasked with the job to reach out to 100 families,” said a senior BJP leader from North East Mumbai. Poll managers from all parties also kicked off the process of securing booth-wise voter feedback from local workers. Private WhatsApp messages were also being circulated.
Election Commission officials said vigilance had been intensified to curb use of unethical election practices, including distribution of money, liquor, or use of muscle power to influence voters.