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Mumbai news live updates: Voting begins in Andheri East bypolls; Bhide served notice for telling woman journalist to wear ‘bindi’ – The Indian Express

Voting in the Andheri East bypoll started early on Thursday.

The voting for the Andheri East Assembly bypoll in Mumbai began Thursday with seven candidates, including the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena faction’s Rutuja Latke, in the fray. The bypoll was necessitated after the sudden demise of Shiv Sena MLA Ramesh Latke in May this year.

In other news, a day after BMC scrapped a tender worth Rs 5,800 crore floated to concretise 400 km of Mumbai roads to make the city free of potholes, a letter has come to light in which engineers from the civic body’s roads department have claimed that the tender was drafted in a haphazard and unplanned manner.

Meanwhile, right-wing leader Sambhaji Bhide was served a notice by the Maharashtra State Women’s Commission on Wednesday after a video of him telling a news channel’s woman journalist to apply ‘bindi’ on her forehead went viral. He went on to say that a woman is like ‘Bharat Mata’ and “she should not be like a widow by not applying bindi”.

Here are the latest updates.