South Mumbai: Congress’ Milind Deora Trails Behind Sena Candidate

Congress candidate from South Mumbai, Milind Deora, appears to be trailing behind Shiv Sena candidate Arvind Sawant by over 36,000 votes. While Sawant has managed to secure a lead with 1,16,935 votes, Deora had secured 80,427 votes after Round 5 of counting.

This isn’t the first time the two candidates are facing off against each other. Milind Deora won the South Mumbai seat, considered to be a Congress stronghold, in 2004 and 2009. In 2014 however, Deora lost the constituency to Arvind Sawant by a margin of 1,44,154 votes.

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Ahead of polling for the Lok Sabha elections, Reliance Industries chairman, Mukesh Ambani, had publicly endorsed Milind Deora. In a video shared by Deora, Ambani can be heard saying, “Milind is the man for South Mumbai.”

Mukesh Ambani then went on to add,

"“Having represented South Bombay for 10 years, I believe Milind has in-depth knowledge of the social, economic and cultural ecosystem of the South Bombay constituency.”" - Mukesh Ambani

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