Municipal polls: 55 per cent voting in Nagpur

The polling for the Nagpur Municipal Corporation polls on Thursday went off peacefully, with an estimated 55 per cent voting taking place.

Last Updated: Feb 16, 2012, 22:12 PM IST

Nagpur: The polling for the Nagpur Municipal
Corporation election here on Thursday went off peacefully, with an
estimated 55 per cent of the voters exercising the franchise.

Only two incidents of EVM malfunctioning were recorded --
in Rameshwari and Manewada areas in south Nagpur.

Local Congress MP Vilas Muttemwar complained to the State
Election Commission that returning officers in Killa, New
Shaukrawari and Raghuji Nagar were "prompting" voters to go
for candidates of a particular party.

Two officers were quickly replaced by the state election
commission.

BJP president Nitin Gadkari, his wife Kanchan and other
family members cast vote in Mahal area. Gadkari was seen
riding a scooter, accompanied by party workers.

PTI