About 21,26,574 voters will decide the fate of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart and sitting Lok Sabha MP from Nagpur Lok Sabha constituency, Nitin Gadkari who is sure to be nominated again during the forthcoming elections on April 11.This include 10,45,934 women voters. These number of voters will pick up their choice from among the
candidates fielded by various political parties like Congress, BJP and others during April 11 poling.
There are about 40, 24,197 voters including 19, 57,995 women in Nagpur district which comprises two Lok Sabha constituencies, Nagpur and Ramtek. In Ramtek, the total number of voters are 18,97,623 including 9,12,061 and 23 trans genders. Similarly, in Nagpur LS there are 10,80,574 men and 10.45,934 women and 66 trans genders to exercise their franchise, District Collector and Returning Officer for Nagpur LS, Ashwin Mudgal, told, reporters, addressing a press conference in the city on Monday.
He said the total voters in Nagpur district (two LS), which was 34,94,134 in year 2014 has gone up to 40,24,197. The voting registration is on and it will close ten days before filing of the nomination papers and thus the total number of voters will go up accordingly.
Additional District Collector, Shrikant Phadke will be Returning officer for Ramtek and will be assisted by six Sub Divisional Officers (SDOs), who will be Assistant Returning Officers (AROs) for each Assembly segments in Nagpur rural which constitutes Ramtek. Similarly, six Deputy Collectors will act as AROs for six Assembly segments in
As many as 2345 polling stations in Ramtek and 2037 polling stations in Nagpur will function on April 11, Mudgal informed. The by-poll for Katol Assembly seat, which fell vacant due to resignation of sitting BJP MLA Ashish Deshmukh will be simultaneously conducted on April 11, Mudgal informed.
Commissioner of Police, Dr Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay, who also addressed the media persons said about 6000 policemen and women and 1000 officers, besides 1500 Home Guards would be deployed for the security on polling day. The district administration has requisitioned the services of two para-military forces, one company each of Central
Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) for smooth conduct of polls.
About 82 polling stations in both the constituencies (52 in Ramtek) have been identified as sensitive and tight vigil will be maintained by the police. The election process begins on March 18 with the opening of nominations on that day, Mudgal said. Rakesh Ola, Superintendent of Police, Nagpur (Rural) was also present.