LokSabha 2019: Drop in mercury brings relief to Maval voters

Camil Parkhe
Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Maval’s Shiv Sena-BJP candidate Shrirang Barne expressed confidence that voters will once again vote for him. Barne cast his vote along with his family members at Sancheti School in Thergaon on Monday morning.

PIMPRI: The drastic fall in maximum temperature from 43 degrees Celsius on Sunday to 40.2 degrees Celsius on Monday brought relief to voters and political workers in Maval constituency.

The record increase in maximum temperature during the past few days had caused worries among political parties and candidates about the drop in voting percentage.

Maval’s Shiv Sena-BJP candidate Shrirang Barne expressed confidence that voters will once again vote for him. Barne cast his vote along with his family members at Sancheti School in Thergaon on Monday morning.

Speaking to reporters later, Barne said Maval was a Shiv Sena bastion and there was hardly any contest in the constituency this time. 

“People do not vote for a particular family, but for the development works carried out in the constituency,” he said.

POLL STAFFER REPLACED
A staffer at a polling centre at Dalvinagar in Chinchwad assembly segment was replaced, following a complaint that he was telling voters to vote for the ‘bow and arrow’ symbol of the Shiv Sena.

Humera Pathan, a resident of the Queens Town Society in Chinchwad, has lodged a complaint with the election authorities in this connection.

Chinchwad Assistant Returning Officer Manisha Kumbhar said the necessary action in this regard will be taken after recording statements of other employees and officials.

ABOUT 23 LAKH VOTERS IN MAVAL
Maval Lok Sabha seat has 22,97,405 voters. The election authorities opened 20,504 polling centres across the constituency.

Maval Parliamentary Constituency comprises Pimpri, Chinchwad, Maval assembly segments from Pune districts and Uran, Panvel and Karjat segments from Raigad district.

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