Wa­ter, traf­fic woes may hurt Vichare’s cam­paign

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - FRONT PAGE -

Mum­bai: The for­tunes of Shiv Sena MP Ra­jan Vichare de­pend on whether his party forms a pre-poll al­liance with the BJP or not. United they stand, but di­vided they may lose.

Vichare, a former mayor of Thane, rode the Naren­dra

Modi in 2014 wave to win. A strong cadre base of both saf­fron par­ties and a frac­tured Op­po­si­tion also came in handy. But with the BJP train­ing its guns on Vichare for non-per­for­mance over the last five years, in ad­di­tion to sim­i­lar ef­forts made by NCP, which had won this seat in 2009, may hurt Vichare.

While the MP claims he has done over 250 projects, crit­ics point to traf­fic jams, ris­ing pol­lu­tion, wa­ter scarcity, age­ing in­fra­struc­ture and growth of slums.

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