Nagpur: 261 candidates across 12 zones withdrew their candidatures from NMC poll on the last day of withdrawal i.e on February 7. On February 6, 81 candidates had withdrawn nominations. Now, the final figure of withdrawal of nominations is 328.
The Election Returning Office had received a total of 1,813 nomination papers for the Nagpur Municipal Corporation election NMC. Of these, 171 nomination papers were rejected by Election Officer after scrutiny and a total of 1,574 candidates were in the fray. On Monday (February 6), 81candidates withdrew from the fray. On Tuesday (February 7), the last day of withdrawal of nominations, 261 candidates gave up contesting the poll for various reasons. It means the total number of candidates who withdrew from the poll battle stands at 328.
Now, picture has become clear as far as number of candidates in NMC poll ring. The civic body election will be fought by 1246 candidates.