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Elections 2014: Mumbaikars gear up for April 24

While Mumbai's population is nearly 1.25 crore, a majority of the voters are in the suburbs of the city As Mumbaikars gear up to cast their votes on April 24, here's a look at  the details of the constituencies of the city

With the Election Commission announcing the election dates and the code of conduct coming in force from Wednesday, mid-day gives you the details of the six constituencies of the city.

While the city’s population is nearly 1.25 crore, a majority of these voters are in the suburbs of the city. The final list of voters isn’t ready and if your name is not on the list, you can get registered up to March 9.

Details for the same are available on the website of ceo.maharashtra.gov.in

Mumbai will vote on April 24 for electing the six parliamentarians from the city. In 2009, all the six constituencies were won by Congress-NCP combine.

South
Sitting MP: Milind Deora (Congress)

Candidates for 2014:
Congress: Milind Deora
Shiv Sena: Arvind Sawant
AAP: Meera Sanyal

Sitting MLAs:
Annie Shekhar (Congress), Amin Patel (Congress), Mangal Prabhat Lodha (BJP), Sachin Ahir (NCP), Bala Nandgaonkar (MNS), Madhukar Chavan (Congress)

15,89,811
Number of voters in 2009

6,41,571
Votes polled in 2009

Voting percentage (2009)
Congress: 42.6%
Shiv Sena: 22.78%
MNS: 24.90%
Independent: 1.58%

South Central
Sitting MP: Eknath Gaikwad (Congress)

Candidates for 2014:
Congress: Eknath Gaikwad
Shiv Sena: Rahul Shewale

Sitting MLAs:
Nitin Sardesai (MNS), Varsha Gaikwad (Congress), Jagannath Shetty (Congress), Kalidas Kolambkar (Congress), Chandrakant Handore (Congress), Nawab Malik (NCP).

15,15,899
Number of voters in 2009

6,85,022
Votes polled in 2009

Voting percentage (2009)
Congress: 43%
Shiv Sena: 30.36%
MNS: 18.09%

North Central
Sitting MP: Priya Dutt (Congress)

Candidates for 2014:
Congress: Priya Dutt
BJP: Not yet decided
Samajwadi Party: Abu Asim Azmi

Sitting MLAs:
Baba Siddique (Congress), Prakash Sawant (Shiv Sena), Krishna Hegde (Congress), Kripashankar Singh (Congress), Milind Anna Patil (NCP), Mohd Arif Khan (Congress

16,81,985
Number of voters in 2009

6,64,647
Votes polled in 2009

Voting percentage (2009)
Congress: 48.05%
BJP: 21.79%
MNS: 19.94%

North East
Sitting MP: Sanjay Dina Patil (NCP)

Candidates for 2014:
NCP: Sanjay Dina Patil
BJP: Kirit Somaiya
AAP: Medha Patkar
Samajwadi Party: Raees Shaikh

Sitting MLAs:
Sardar Tara Singh (BJP), Shishir Shinde (MNS), Mangesh Sangole (MNS), Ram Kadam (MNS), Abu Asim Azmi (SP), Prakash Mehta (BJP)

15,72,890
Number of voters in 2009

6,67,904
Votes polled in 2009

Voting percentage (2009)
NCP: 31.97%
BJP: 31.53%
MNS: 29.22%

North
Sitting MP: Sanjay Nirupam (Congress)

Candidates for 2014:
Congress: Sanjay Nirupam
BJP: Gopal Shetty

Sitting MLAs:
Yogesh Sagar (BJP), Gopal Shetty (BJP), Aslam Shaikh (Congress), Pravin Darekar (MNS), Ramesh Singh Thakur (Congress), Vinod Ghosalkar (Shiv Sena)

16,08,924
Number of voters in 2009

6,85,022
Votes polled in 2009

Voting percentage (2009)
Congress: 37.25%
BJP: 36.40%
MNS: 21.53%

North West
Sitting MP: Gurudas Kamat (Congress)

Candidates for 2014:
Congress: Gurudas Kamat
Shiv Sena: Gajanan Kritikar
AAP: Mayank Gandhi

Sitting MLAs:
Ashok Jadhav (Congress), Baldev Khosa (Congress), Suresh Shetty (Congress), Subhash Desai (Shiv Sena), Ravindra Waikar (Shiv Sena), Rajhans Singh (Congress)

16,04,992
Number of voters in 2009

7,07,134
Votes polled in 2009

Voting percentage (2009)
Congress: 35.91%
Shiv Sena: 30.48%
MNS: 17.54%
SP: 11.94%

Helpline numbers for voter registration
http://www.mid-day.com/articles/helplines-numbers-for-voter-registration/15140087

Vital info
>> Website of Election Commission of Maharashtra: ceo.maharashtra.gov.in
>> Voter registration is on till March 9, 2014.
>> One requires to have residence proof, which may be a valid passport, ration card, and others to get his or her name enrolled in the voter list.

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