In spite of the fact that it at first appeared to be a cakewalk for the decision party, the battle between the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) sitting MP Gopal Shetty and Congress competitor Urmila Matondkar is ending up being fascinating.
The body electorate that comprises of Dahisar, Borivli, Kandivli and parts of Malad has a scope of issues, for example, lodging and fundamental conveniences for ghetto tenants, redevelopment and framework development for the urban white collar class.
In contrast to 2014, when the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) had handled competitors, this time, it is a straight BJP versus Congress battle.
In 2014, Shetty had stood out as truly newsworthy subsequent to vanquishing Congress' Sanjay Nirupam by an edge of in excess of four lakh cast a ballot.
Considering this triumph and the way that 75% of the populace in the voting demographic is Marathi-Gujarati, a large portion of whom are faithful BJP supporters, triumph for the gathering looked simple, to such an extent that no hopeful from the Congress wished to challenge from here.
Be that as it may, after the declaration of Matondkar's candidature in March, a few voters appeared to have discovered a solid option.
"While Shetty has been congenial in the course of recent years, many are annoyed with the gathering's execution all in all, which can swing a couple of votes towards the Congress," said Nishikant Naik, a HR proficient from Kandivli.
In the course of the last one month, Matondkar has opposed the BJP over Hindutva and fizzled improvement strategies of the gathering, in this manner striking a
harmony. While many idea the entertainer won't probably get into the job of a legislator, she appears to have changed that picture subsequent to going in the late spring warmth for a considerable length of time and meeting individuals over the voting public.
"I am digging in for the long haul, regardless of the races. Individuals are enduring significantly under the present routine and I will work to change that," she said while addressing HT at a rally in Borivli.
Notwithstanding the test, there is solid help for Shetty, a three-time corporator and two-time MLA.
"I have an open office. Anybody can come to me with any issue during that time and I help them illuminate it. We have a solid help base crosswise over networks as a result of the work we have done in the zone previously," he said