After the last day for withdrawing nominations, the picture of the contest in all constituencies across the state has become clear. In Belapur, the straight contest is between Congress-NCP alliance candidate Ganesh Naik against BJP-Shiv Sena candidate Suresh Haware. After a lot of speculations of who will withdraw nominations and who won’t, the last day of nomination withdrawals has finally made the picture of battles clear. In Belapur, it’s going to be a straight contest between Congress-NCP candidate Ganesh Naik against BJP-Shiv Sena candidate Suresh Haware. Ganesh Naik is the sitting MLA of the Belapur constituency and he is once again running for elections with a backing of the public work that he has done in Navi Mumbai for nearly 4 decades. In comparison to his experience and achievements of 4 decades and undisputed image of secular leader, the candidate who stands in straight contest against Ganesh Naik is a city builder turned nuclear scientist Suresh Haware who mostly is depending on the saffron cadre vote bank. However, since the voters are aware that Suresh Haware’s entry into politics has been not even a year old and there’s little that he’s done towards the city’s progress and development, he faces an uphill task. Besides these two front runners, there are no other candidates from any national party and the independents do not have any credentials or work profile to prove that they can contribute meaningfully in Navi Mumbai’s progress. Though some independent candidates are trying to portray themselves as mass leaders, there is little difference that they are likely to make to electoral results. What makes their battle difficult is that they have no popular symbols. So, all in all there is no doubt that in the 151 Belapur constituency, the main contest will be between Congress-NCP alliance candidate Ganesh Naik against BJP-Shiv Sena candidate Suresh Haware. NMTV will continue to update the promises, work profile and achievements of all candidates who are in the fray so that voters can make the right choice of who will be their MLA in the state assembly. Bureau report – NMTV News.
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