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”.
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