9 wards of Mumbai Municipal Corporation will be increased. Nine wards have been added, 3 in Mumbai city division, 3 in the eastern suburbs and 3 in the west. These wards have increased in the area where Shiv Sena has a stronghold. Therefore, this will be of great benefit to Shiv Sena in the elections.
Today, the Municipal Corporation has announced the draft plan of ward restructuring. The number of cooperators in Mumbai Municipal Corporation will increase from 227 to 236. New ward boundaries have been announced. Objections and suggestions will now be reported.
Shiv Sena and BJP will be the biggest losers in the municipal elections. The Shiv Sena had the biggest advantage in the last elections in the city and the eastern suburbs. Now with the increase of nine wards, Shiv Sena is likely to get the political benefit. Warli, Paral, Byculla, Bandra, Andheri, Dahisar in the western suburbs and Kurla Chembur Govandi in the eastern suburbs. 50% of the total seats will be reserved for women who mean 109 seats will be reserved for women. There are 110 seats in the open category.