Press Trust of India
| Friday February 24, 2017, Mumbai
The results of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, or BMC election announced on Thursday threw up some surprises with a number of prominent names biting the dust, while quite a few candidates from political families made it to the country's richest civic body. Several relatives of established politicians made it to BMC, which went to polls on February 21. Neil Somaiya, son of BJP lawmaker from North-East Mumbai Kirit Somaiya, Akash Purohit, son of BJP lawmaker Raj Purohit, Deepak Thakur, son of Maharashtra Minister and BJP leader Vidya Thakur, and Geeta Gawli, daughter of gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli, managed to make entry into the cash rich civic body which has a budget of over Rs 37,000 crore.