Nagpur: With the City Congress announcing distribution of nomination forms for NMC elections from October 2, 25 aspirants purchased the forms on day one with active leader from East Nagpur Anil Pande being among the first. Setting the tone for the coming elections of Nagpur Municipal Corporation likely to be held in February 2017, the Nagpur City (District) Congress Committee had announced that the party will start distributing and accepting candidature forms from Gandhi Jayanti, October 2 to 15.
The party said as per the directives of MPCC President Ashok Chavan and City Congress President Vikas Thakre, it will be ensured that justice is done to grassroots workers in distribution of nomination forms. The work of distribution and acceptance of forms is being done at Devadia Congress Bhavan from 3 pm to 8 pm on the aforementioned dates. The accepted applications will be scrutinized and sent to MPCC for selection of candidates. The aspiring candidates can obtain the nomination forms by paying Rs 110 (Rs 100 for active membership and Rs 10 as cost of the form), Gajraj Hatwar, Office Chief and General Secretary of Nagpur City (District) Congress Committee, said.
According to Dr Hatwar, 25 aspiring candidates purchased the nomination forms on day one i.e. on October 2. Party’s active leader from East Nagpur Anil Pande became the first to purchase the form. Other aspirants include Megha Anil Pande, Dr Kanoje, Mansingh Katekar, Vinita Sanjay Khobragade, Sushma Vijay Bhovte, Sindhutai Prashant Manvatkar, Rameshwar Gaekwad, Ravindra Kelzare and others.
According to City Congress President Vikas Thakre, the list of candidates for the crucial NMC elections will be announced quite earlier so that the selected candidates have sufficient for canvassing and meeting the voters.
The coming days will witness more and more aspirants obtaining the nomination forms, Hatwar said.