It was meant to be Delhi’s big day, as the city voted in the first phase of assembly elections on Saturday.
But Mumbai was on the minds of ordinary voters, and even politicians whose fate is at stake.
The VIPs showed up early. Rahul Gandhi voted in Central Delhi’s South End, Priyanka voted at Lodhi Estate in South Delhi, while Sonia Gandhi cast her vote at the Nirman Bhawan in Central Delhi.
Delhi Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit admitted that she was a little nervous.
The man who hopes to replace Dikshit as chief minister, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader V K Malhotra, admitted that Delhi may be at stake, but right now, the focus for everyone is Mumbai.
Dr Harshvardhan, the state president of the BJP, who’s also standing from East Delhi’s Krishna Nagar, said national leaders have disappointed the country by not standing together in the national crisis.
The tragedy in Mumbai is not only the city’s own. It’s now India’s sorrow. After all, Mumbai is the melting pot for India.