Par­ties’ cri­te­ria to award BMC tick­ets: Winnabil­ity over work

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within the party was stymied, but po­lit­i­cal ad­just­ments and in­trigueare­like­ly­to­con­tin­ueover the weekend, un­til the last date to with­draw can­di­da­ture.

The three main par­ties gave merit,grass­rootscadre­and­loy­alty a miss and went with com­mu­nity arith­metic, money and mo­bil­i­sa­tion power while zero­ing in on their can­di­dates. All three went with a ma­jor­ity of Marathi can­di­dates. The Sena led the pack by field­ingn­early85% or190-odd­can­di­dates from the com­mu­nity. The BJP­gavet­ick­et­sto120-odd­Marathi can­di­dates while Con­gress has fielded 111 Marathi faces.

WHILE SENA, BJP, CONG WENT WITH A MA­JOR­ITY OF MARATHI CAN­DI­DATES, SENA LED THE PACK BY FIELD­ING NEARLY 85% CAN­DI­DATES FROM THE COM­MU­NITY

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