Congress-NCP to win all Mumbai seats: Milind Deora
Mumbai Congress chief Milind Deora has said his party along with partner NCP will win all the six Lok Sabha seats in the metropolis as anti-incumbency was a major factor in the polls and people will not be fooled by the BJP-Shiv Sena’s “opportunistic alliance”. Deora, who was last month appointed Mumbai Regional Congress Committee chief replacing Sanjay Nirupam, also said the Congress’ Mumbai unit was “united and fighting for one cause”. In an interview to PTI, he said 2014 was an exceptional year and those political situations do not prevail any more after five years.
The Congress had drawn a blank in the six Lok Sabha seats in Mumbai in the 2014 general elections after having cornered a lion’s share of five seats in the 2009 elections. Three seats were won by the BJP, while three went to Sena in 2014. Deora, who is again fighting from Mumbai South seat, said the Congress has fielded best candidates amongst all parties on all six seats. The list of candidates includes those who had lost had lost in the “Modi wave” of 2014, but their people’s connect is “remarkable” and they are getting a great response, he said. “Anti incumbency against sitting MPs and the government is a big issue here. We will win all seats in Mumbai,” Deora told PTI from Mumbai.