With the completion of two rounds of counting the number of votes polled for all the candidates, (first preference) have been declared. Maha Vikas Aghadi’s candidate Sudhakar Adabale has secured 16, 700 votes and has been declared elected.
Out of the 34,360 voted polled, 32,945 were declared valid. Even the teachers faltered in casting their votes as indicated by 1,415 voted declared invalid.
Adabale secured 16,700 first preference votes. His nearest rival Bharatiya Janata Party’s candidate Nago Ganar secured 8,211. Ganar was seeking election for the third consecutive term. Another candidate Rajendra Zade, who was in the race and was expected to create problems for Adabale could garner only 3,358 votes.
The votes polled for other candidates are – Satish Jagtap – 514, Pradip Khobragade – 373, Devendra Wankhede – 863, Ajay Nhoyar – 1208, Satish Itkelwar – 89, Babarao Urkude – 87, Ramrao Chavan – 12, Ravindradada Dongardev – 433, Naresh Pilley – 14, Nima Rangari – 66, narendra Pipre – 521, Pravin Giradkar – 55, Sushama Bhad – 80, Rajendra Bagde – 54, Dr Vinod Raut – 59, Uttamprakash Shahare – 73, Shridhar Salve – 9, Sachin Kalbande – 92, Sanjay Rangari – 74.
Adabale got more than 50 per cent votes and was declared elected. The victory of MVA candidate is considered to be a great shock to BJP in Nagpur. Adabale won by a huge margin of 8,489 votes over Ganar. This is the margin of lead, which is more than the votes polled in favour of Ganar.