A few constituencies in Mumbai and Thane will not have any candidates from the five major political parties, as their nominations were rejected on technical grounds.
Versova constituency in Mumbai will not have a candidate from Shiv Sena after the nomination of candidate Rajul Patel was rejected on Monday, as she failed to submit the mandatory oath/affirmation certificate.
Similarly, there will be no NCP candidate in Byculla constituency. Nomination of Kuldeep Pednekar was rejected after he forgot to sign the affidavit he submitted to the returning officer.
In addition, the nomination of Anant Tare, BJP candidate from Kopri-Pachpakhadi constituency in Thane, was also rejected after he did not submit the affidavit and few other documents by Saturday, the last day for filing nominations.
According to the election authority, about 106 nominations were rejected in Mumbai on Monday. Of these, 78 were from the suburbs and 28 were from the island city. Most of the rejections were because the candidates failed to submit the AB form, which is given to the official candidate by political parties. In many cases, two or more candidates had filed nominations (proxy forms) on behalf of a party. However, only the candidate with the AB form was considered during scrutiny.
According to the election authority, total 663 nominations were filed in Mumbai till Saturday.
After the scrutiny, there are 557 candidates in electoral fray contesting from Mumbai. Of these, 394 will contest from 26 constituencies in Mumbai suburbs, while 163 will fight from 10 constituencies.