BMC polls 2017: Bollywood personalities, politicians urge people to step out and vote; 8.07 percent voting till 9:30 am

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Mumbai: Polling for the cash-rich Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and nine other civic bodies across Maharashtra got underway on Tuesday morning with estranged allies BJP and Shiv Sena at the forefront of this battle of might.

A total of 3.77 crore voters will determine the fate of 17,331 candidates for 3210 seats up for grabs in 10 municipal corporations, 11 zilla parishads and 118 panchayat samitis in the second phase of polls being seen as “mini general elections.”

The stakes are high for Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, who have led their respective parties from the front and were involved in a high decibel and no holds barred campaign relegating the Opposition Congress and NCP to the background.

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