BMC polls: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari urges Mumbaikars to vote

| Updated: Feb 21, 2017 22:14 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb.21 (ANI): With the polling for 227 municipal wards in the Brihannmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) underway, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari hoped for a hike in percentage of voters as compared to last year. Gadkari cast his vote for Nagpur Municipal Corporation poll at a booth located at the Town Hall. "Every person must vote in the elections as it is a responsibility and a duty. One should vote for the betterment and welfare of the society and for the country, not on the basis of religion, caste, language, sex, etc.," said Gadkari. Local body polls are set to witness a high pitch battle between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Shiv Sena, the Congress, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). (ANI)