The BJP dropped its sitting MP in the constituency, Kirit Somaiya, after objections from ally Shiv Sena and chose three-time Mulund corporator Manoj Kotak to contest from the seat, with INC’s Sanjay Dina Patil as the chief rival. Who else are in the fray as Mumbai North East votes to elect its representative in the Lok Sabha?
Mumbai North West constituency has a large voter base of diverse demography. As Mumbai goes to the polls, incumbent Shiv Sena MP and four-time MLA Gajanan Kirtikar takes on former MP (Mumbai North constituency) Sanjay Nirupam, and the sitting MLA (SP) of UP’s Saidpur Assembly constituency. Know more about all candidates here.
Mumbai North constituency has seen the BJP and INC come to power twice each in the past four terms. In 2004 it had witnessed veteran BJP leader Ram Naik lose to Bollywood actor and INC candidate Govinda. The INC are trying to use that same formula, as they field former Bollywood actor Urmila Matondkar against incumbent BJP MP Gopal Shetty.