Nahata Factor Does It Again ! Shiv Sena Wins 38 Seats In NMMC
No matter how much NCP leaders underplay it, the Nahata factor has created a major dent in NCP’s mass following in Navi Mumbai. Vijay Nahata’s popularity and work as a Commissioner of Navi Mumbai worked in his favor and against the Naiks, which is evident from the fact that Shiv Sena has won 38 seats from the 68 that they were contesting.
For the first time in NMMC history, Shiv Sena has won 38 seats in NMMC without Ganesh Naik. Since Ganesh Naik had deserted, Shiv Sena, it never gained prominence in Navi Mumbai until Vijay Chougule defected in the party. But Shiv Sena got a shot in the arm only when Vijay Nahata entered Navi Mumbai as Shiv Sena Upneta. In NMMC polls, despite contesting from 68 seats, Sena won 38 giving Sena a strike rate of 65%.
This despite NCP running a systematic campaign against Vijay Nahata alleging his role in sale of tickets, Nahata having an anti PAP propaganda and Nahata doing injustice to Shiv Sainiks. But despite all this, Shiv Sena won 38 seats. This remarkable feat cannot be ignored. Today Vijay Nahata has given Navi Mumbai, its strongest opposition face ever since the Naiks have ruled the city. Bureau report – NMTV News.