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Elections 2014 | Mumbai votes on April 24, 2014 | Loksabha Elections 2014 Maharashtra polls in three phases

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Loksabha Election 2014 : 48 Lok Sabha members will be elected in Maharashtra over three days in April.

India will vote for a new government from April 7 to May 12.

April 10th : The first lot of votes will be cast in 10 constituencies in eastern Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region.

These constituencies are Akola, Amravati, Buldana, Bhandara-Gondiya, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli-Chimur, Nagpur, Ramtek, Wardha and Yavatmal-Washim.

April 17th : votes will be cast in 19 constituencies covering Marathwada and coastal Konkan regions.

These constituencies are Ahmednagar, Baramati, Beed, Hatkanangle, Hingoli, Kolhapur, Latur, Maval, Madha, Nanded, Osmanabad, Parbhani, Pune, Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg, Shirur, Shirdi, Solapur, Sangli and Satara (19 seats).

April 24th : votes be cast in the remaining 19 constituencies in Mumbai region, parts of Vidarbha and northern Maharashtra.

These constituencies are Aurangabad, Bhiwandi, Dhule, Dindori, Jalna, Jalgaon, Kalyan, Mumbai North, Mumbai North-East, Mumbai North-West, Mumbai North-Central, Mumbai South-Central, Mumbai South, Nandurbar, Nashik, Palghar, Raver, Raigad and Thane.

The main parties in Maharashtra are the Congress, Nationalist Congress Party, Bharatiya Janata Party, Shiv Sena, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena and Aam Aadmi Party and some smaller groups.

The general election to be held on nine days will be different in many ways.

-        This time, the Election Commission will maintain a “paper trail” of votes cast. When voters press the button on the voting machine, a bit of paper with the name and symbol of the party will briefly appear and then fall into a box

-         For the first time, voters in a national election will have the option of choosing “None of the Above” (NOTA) if they don’t like any of the candidates in their constituency. The option was introduced in the December assembly election.

-        For the first time, voter slips that guide people to polling stations will have photographs to check fake voting.

There are 100 million more voters this time since the 2009 national election.There are over 9,30,000 polling stations across India, more than the previous election, and it is a challenge to conduct polls in some areas that are difficult to reach. Electronic Voting Machines are usually sent by road, water, air, even using mules and elephants.

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Wake up Mumbai | Wake up Bandra | Maharashtra Elections – List of 14 Documents required for voting

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Exercise your right to vote – Wake up Bandra and vote

Maharashtra State Legislative Assembly Election 2009 – List of 14 Documents required for voting  if the voter is registered but does not carry Electoral Photo Identity Card.

Maharashtra – Voting for general Elections to Maharashtra Legislative Assembly is to be held on 13th October 2009. Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC) is required for voting, but if you do not have EPIC, you should carry with you any of the following alternative documents for establishing you identity.

List of 14 Documents

1)   Passport

2)   Driving License

3)   PAN Card

4)   Service Identity Card issued to its employees by State / Central Government, Public Sector Undertakings, Local Bodies or Public Limited Companies with photograph.

5)   Passbook issued by Public Sector Banks / Post Offices with photographs ( Accounts opened up to 31.08.09)

6)   Freedom Fighter Identity Card with Photograph

7)   SC/ST/OBC Certificated issued by complete Authority with photograph issued by competent Authority with photograph

8)  Certificate of physical handicap with photograph issued by Competent Authority

9)  Arms Lincence ( issued upto 31.08.09) with Photograph

10)  Job cards issued under NREG Scheme with photograph (issued upto 31.08.09)

11) Property Documents such as Patts, Registered Deeds, etc. with photograph.

12) Pension Documents such as ex-servicemen’s Pension Book/Pension Payment Order, ex-servicemen’s Widow / Dependent Certificates, Old Age Pension Order, Widow Pension Order with photograph (issued upto 31.08.09)

13) Health insurance Scheme Smart Cards with photograph ( Ministry of Labour’s Scheme, issued up to 31.08.09)

14) Ration Card (issued upto 31.08.09)

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One more Patil in the fray!

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

After president Pratibha Patil was elected to the state presidency, it is now the turn for her son Raosaheb Shekhawat to contest the assembly polls. The president was opposed several times by the BJP, but she insists on urging her son on to contest elections and win.

Shekhawat will contest from Amravati, against rebel candidate Sunil Deshmukh. The two Gandhis, Sonia and Rahul refused to campaign for the president’s son. So, Shekhawat has become a nuisance and embarrassment for the Congress government.

An unrepentant Shekhawat, blasted his critics and asserted that it was not wrong for the president’s son to contest polls. Sunil Deshmukh, however, has had some success in his padyatras and campaign trails, in contrast to the lackluster response to Shekhawat.

Deshmukh and his allies in Amravati criticized president Pratibha PAtil incessantly, saying that no substantial growth or development had occurred in her constituent assembly while she was in power.

In contrast, he added that he had brought in 174 crores for roads, 10 crores for the repair and renovation of 70 year old women’s hospital and that he had set up a 20 crore hospital in the region in his tenure between 2004 and 2009.

This comes as a rude shock to the president who had nothing to say in defense. Deshmukh and his allies have a point to prove and will work as real thorns in the flesh of the Patil family. Congress workers were embarrassed that Raosaheb Shekhawat got a ticket in the Assembly Elections, due to his mother, president Patil’s diktats.

Neha Singh

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Holiday on Election Day!

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

The 13th of October will be a state holiday, if we are to go by the government, as only then will the people turn out to vote. In the LS elections earlier this year, only 41% turned out to vote. So this time the government is making it incumbent for offices to remain shut. And they’ve also threatened to arrest employers if they don’t give the day as a holiday.

Is it a good thing? Or is it just plain last ditch attempts? Maybe the government has foreseen a low voter turn out, as many Maharashtrians will take the first train out on o holiday. And if it’s a long weekend, then even worse, because in no way will the people come out to vote.

Meanwhile, Manohar Joshi was so certain of a BJP + Shiv Sena victory, that in his enthusiasm, he already blurted out that Uddhav Thakeray would be CM. At other places, Raj Thakeray is being readied to take over the CM’s post, as the MNS was also certain of victory in the upcoming Assembly elections.

Also, it is learnt that Sanjay Nirupam, MP from the Congress NCP combine, was caught by some MNS and BJP workers bribing people in the Kandivali area. Nirupam, along with 3 other accomplices, was seen distributing money and alcohol to people, in a strict violation of the election code of conduct. When questioned, the MP promptly replied that he had nothing to with the bribing act and that he was just meeting with his partymen there.

Sureshdata Jain, currently from the Shiv Sena, will be contesting for the 9th time from Jalgaon. Will he win this time too? After having won the previous 8 polls and after having changed parties several times, it remains to be seen whether Jain will win this time round too.

Neha Singh

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Maharashtra Elections | Statistically yours!

Friday, October 9th, 2009

The figures of various statistics are out and we got to see and compare the various factors that candidates bring to the elections during the Assembly polls. While the Congress has got the most post graduates, numbering a measly 4, the Shiv Sena has got the most number of candidates with criminal backgrounds. In fact, 69 % of the Sena’s candidates had a criminal background, compared to 24% of the Congress, who had a criminal background.

The study, which was originated by the Mumbai election watch, had some other interesting facts to reveal. It said that the MNS had the most number of graduate candidates, followed by the Congress which had 11 graduate candidates and 4 post graduate candidates. The NCP had 5 graduate candidates, the Shiv Sena 6 and the BJP 6 graduate candidates.

While the BJP boasted of the highest average assets of each candidate with 4.9 crores, the MNS came in last with 2 crores. The Congress came in 2nd with average assets of 4.1 crores of their candidates, and the NCP had 4.1 crores, with the Sena lagging behind at 2.3 crores.

While the BJP had the richest candidates, 12 crorepati candidates, the NCP had fielded 8 crorepati candidates, the Congress 22 crorepati candidates and the Shiv Sena had fielded 19 crorepati candidates. The MNS lagged behind with 19 of its candidates being crorepatis.

The study was brought to the fore by a combined effort of many citizen groups like AGNI, ADR, BCS, Dignity Foundation, NAGAR and other prominent social and electoral groups, who had come together to gather statistics for the upcoming Assembly  Elections.

The study brings to the notice of the electorate, interesting facts and figures, based upon which the people can base their election choices.

Neha Singh

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