Parties’ criteria to award BMC tickets: Winnability over work
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