“Exercise your right to vote and vote for the right candidate” appeals former Minister Ganesh Naik.
The Naik family including former MP Sanjeev Naik, Airoli MLA Sandeep Naik and former Mayor Sagar Naik along with family cast their vote at Koperkhairane.
In the 4th phase, some of the most reported constituencies to cast their ballot as the “real” BJP versus Congress contest is put to test. In Maharashtra, 17 constituencies will vote today.
Voters to seal the fate of Milind Deora v/s Arvind Sawant in Mumbai South, Urmila Matondkar v/s #GopalShetty in Mumbai North , Priya Dutt v/s Poonam Mahajan in Mumbai North Central, Sanjay Nirupam v/s Gajanan Kirtikar in Mumbai North West.
Also there is a keen content as voters cast vote in Thane constituency for Anand Paranjpe v/s Rajan Vichare & #ParthPawar v/s #SrirangBarne in Maval.
In Maharashtra, the BJP has managed to retrieve its alliance with Shiv Sena. Until Phase 3, the regional parties were playing the larger roles of fighting BJP but the 4th phase is about Congress versus BJP. And its not easy for the Congress, NCP and other opposition parties. BJP is being seen as a bigger formidable force and while Congress has managed to make the elections a contest, how much has it succeeded remains to be seen.
The 4th phase also is to see if Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Chief Raj Thackeray’s was any factor at all in these elections. From being a no entity to being the star campaigner against PM Modi and Amit Shah pan India, all constituencies where Raj Thackeray rallied will cast their votes today.
The fourth phase also centers at crucial states of the Hindi heartland Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan where Congress made a comeback last December and hopes to maintain the momentum.