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Lok Sabha elections 2019: What’s the plan? South Bombay locals ask contestants

Pertinent issues that were discussed at the meeting were development works related to the constituency such as the coastal road, development of the eastern waterfront, and criminal charges against contestants.

lok-sabha-elections Updated: Apr 24, 2019 04:47 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
One of the organisers of the event, Ashok Batra of Altamount Road Area Citizens’ Committee, said, “We invited all candidates contesting the elections.
One of the organisers of the event, Ashok Batra of Altamount Road Area Citizens’ Committee, said, “We invited all candidates contesting the elections.(HT Photo)
         

To make an informed choice about who to elect as their representative in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, some residents of South Mumbai on Tuesday invited contestants from Mumbai South constituency to make a case for their candidature.

Four residents’ associations – the Napean Sea Road Citizens’ Forum, the Carmichael Road Citizens’ Committee, Altamount Road Area Citizens’ Committee and the Peddar Road Residents’ Association – organised the meeting with their Lok Sabha poll candidates, ahead of the April 29 polls.

Sitting Member of Parliament (MP) from Mumbai South and Sena candidate for the next polls, Arvind Sawant; president of the Mumbai unit of Congress and the party’s candidate Milind Deora; city-based cardiologist and candidate from Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi Dr Anil Kumar, and candidate from Bhartiya Manavadhikaar Federal Party Sahil Shah were present for the hour-long discussion.

One of the organisers of the event, Ashok Batra of Altamount Road Area Citizens’ Committee, said, “We invited all candidates contesting the elections. Its aim was to get to know our candidates and their plans for the constituency better. We hoped if there are any fence-sitters in the audience, they will be able to make up their mind. By and large, the purpose of the meeting was served.”

Pertinent issues that were discussed at the meeting were development works related to the constituency such as the coastal road, development of the eastern waterfront, and criminal charges against contestants.

Mukul Mehra of the Napean Sea Road Citizens’ Forum said, “The meeting gave clarity to voters about the nature of the contest and the contestants. I can fairly assume most voters already know who they want to vote for. Such a meeting basically helps us understand our candidates better.”

First Published: Apr 24, 2019 04:46 IST

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