Mumbai: A Shame
I was surprised to know that Mumbai did not turned up for voting in full force. Terrorist Strikes, the financial melt downs and other events does not seem to bother an average Mumbaikar. Infact the voter turnout was less by 3.5% as compared to the pervious General Elections.
Mumbaikars are known to love holidays and the since this is the longest weekend of year, people are tempted to go out for a holiday to the near by hills to cool off the summer. Today 30th was announced by Maha Govt as a holiday. 1st (Maharashtra day), 2 and 3rd are Saturday and Sunday. Some where, the heat has played spoilsport this time since the temperature levels are on a high.
Sikkim is currently the national leader which is at 65.30%. Mumbai Voter turnout for 2009 General Elections was a measly 42% on an average.
The overall voting phase turned out to be 50% for the second phase of Great Indian Elections.