As anticipated, the BJP candidate from Nagpur Nitin Gadkari who was leading by 193524 votes at end of round 11 eventually took his Congress arch rival Vilas Muttemwar head on, registering a big win. As the news of his victory poured in, the enthusiasm within local BJP cadres escalated to thrilling high as the party workers sported mood for a grand celebration.
Speaking to media at Kalmana Counting center Gadkari gave his victory credit to party leaders and workers. He appreciated their efforts and added that he believes people werefedup with congress and saw the light of hope in BJP.
He also thanked the people of Nagpur for their support and promised to work for the development of Vidarbha farmers and make Nagpur Number One city.
The bookies who offered the lowest bet on Gadkari too had presumed his win. While the atmosphere was lively at BJP office here, the Congress men felt let down leaving the party office to rest in cozy confines of their homes.
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