Published On : Mon, May 18th, 2015

Nagpur Metro Region polls: Large-scale cross voting likely to throw surprising results!

99 per cent voting; counting on Tuesday

Nagpur: The elections to the 28 seats of Nagpur Metro Region, that was held on Sunday, was marked by extensive cross voting. This may lead to surprising results, say sources.

The voting percentage was almost 99 per cent. The results will be declared on May 19 when the ballot boxes will be opened. The counting of votes will begin at 8 am at Sanskritik Bhawan in Sitabuldi.


There were 25 candidates in fray for the 20 seats in Nagpur city while the number of voters were 145. Out of these, 144 voters cast their votes. One of the BJP corporators, who was out of town, could not cast his votes. Likewise, there were 16 candidates for eight seats in Nagpur rural. Out of the total of 330 voters, 328 cast their votes on Sunday. The voters in this poll were the city corporators. It is learnt that there was large-scale cross voting in the poll, which might prove costly to the BJP-led Nagpur Vikas Aghadi (NVA). Even the Shiv Sena might have to bear the brunt of this cross voting, said sources.

Similarly, the results of Nagpur rural can also be surprising, predict many. The voting, though, went peacefully at all the centres.
The voters” list comprised a total of 476 voters which includes 145 elected members of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), Zilla Parishad (ZP) president, district commission president and sarpanchs of the villages under the metro region.

Voting in progress at one of the polling booths for Nagpur Metro Region on Sunday.