Mumbai North-Central Election Results: Poonam Mahajan wins
Big names contesting: Poonam Mahajan (BJP), Priya Dutt (Congress)
- In Mumbai-North Central, sitting BJP MP Poonam Mahajan wins over her Congress rival Priya Dutt by more than 1 lakh votes.
Poonam Mahajan has the edge in the battle of daughters from this seat. Mahajan currently holds the seat for the BJP. Poonam is the daughter of the late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, and her opponent, Priya Dutt, is the sister of actor Sanjay Dutt and the daughter of former Congress minister Sunil Dutt
As per voter demographics, the constituency is dominated by Marathi-speaking residents, followed by Muslims, north Indians, Gujaratis and Marwaris, Christians and south Indians.
In the 2014 general election, Mahajan had defeated Dutt, the then sitting MP, by a margin of 1.86 lakh votes.
Mahajan had polled 4,78,535 votes while Dutt was restricted to 2,91,764 votes.