Fates of Nitin Gadkari, Praful Patel to be decided as polling starts in Vidarbha
The 10 seats of Vidarbha, which have gone to the polls today saw medium to lukewarm polling till 9 am.
Figures show that Nagpur saw 10 per cent of the registered voters, casting their votes while Bhandara saw only 2 per cent of the voters turn out. Buldhana recorded 7 per cent polling, while Ramtek saw 10 per cent of the electorates casting their votes. Gondia, Chandrapur Gadchilori saw 8 and 10 per cent polling, while Amravati and Wardha witnessed 9 and 6 per cent polling.
For the 10 seats in the state more than 100 candidates are in the fray.Former BJP president is contesting from Nagpur, where he is being challenged by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), state coordinator Anjali Damania.
Central minister Praful Patel and former minister Mukul Wasnik are contesting from Gondia and Ramtek respectively. This is the first phase of voting in Maharastra and third in the country.
Polling has started from 7 am and will continue till 6 pm except in Naxal hit areas, where it would get over by 3 pm