Published On : Wed, Nov 29th, 2017

BJP sweeps Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s DPC polls


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Nagpur: The elections of Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s District Planning Council were held on Tuesday Nov 28. The counting began today morning at10 am at Bachat Bhavan in the premises of District Collector’s Office.

Continuing its dominance BJP swept the District Planning Council (DPC) elections winning 18 seats out of 19 where as Congress managed to get just one seat.

It may be recalled that Pravin Datke former Mayor had demanded a separate DPC for Nagpur and at that time it was Cong government. Today if the demand was made the city would have got a separate DPC because it is BJP’s government in state. But the NMC office bearers cannot go against the wishes of Guardian Minister. DPC is just for the name as finally it is for the Guardian Minister to decide where to pay more attention. The city often gets very less funds.

Those who won on BJP’s seats are Swati Akhatkar, Snehal Bihare, Vishakha Mohod, Balya Borkar, Jagdish Gwalwanshi, Harishi Dikondwar, Ravindra Bhoyar, Sheshrao Gotmare, Sanjay Balpande, Sunil Hiranwar, Yashshree Nandwar, Niranjan Patil, Vandana Bhagat, and from Congress Jeeshan Mumtaz Ansari. Yetserday before the elections BJp’s seven members got elected unopposed.

Those elected unopped are Dharmapal Meshram, Vijay Chutale, Pallavi Shyamkule, Manish Dhawade, Vandana Yungatwar and Gopichand Kumre. It may be mentioned that BSP and the two groups of Congress were to contest elections. But as since the two Congress are separate it is difficult to bring them together.

The candidates who lost the election are Zulfikar Butto, Bunty Shelke, Manoj Sangole, Kamlesh Choudhary, Nitin Sathone, Bhavana Lonare and Asha Uikey.