No of voters reduces by 40,358 between January and Sept 2018

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Jan 2019 10:39:12


Staff Reporter,

The highest drop of 18,250 voters is in Kamptee followed by Nagpur North segment by 7,501

The revised electoral rolls to be published on January 11, 2019

The administration is gearing up for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections, and has compiled records for number of voters in Nagpur district. During special summary revision of electoral rolls, it has come to fore that the number of voters in the district came down by 40,358 between January and September 2018.

As per the data, Nagpur district -- which has two Lok Sabha constituencies namely Nagpur city and Ramtek -- had total 39,19,317 voters as in January 2018. However, by September 1, 2018, the number came down to 38,78,959. Thus, there was a reduction of 40,358 in the number of voters in the district.

According to the officials, who wished to be unnamed, the enrolment is still on and revised electoral rolls will be published on January 11, after which the situation will become clearer.  The two Lok Sabha constituencies in the district are further divided into six Legislative Assembly segments each.

Nagpur city Lok Sabha constituency has six Assembly segments namely Nagpur South-West, Nagpur South, Nagpur East, Nagpur Central, Nagpur West, and Nagpur North. The North segment is reserved for Scheduled Castes.

Similarly, Ramtek Lok Sabha constituency rural parts of the district and has six Assembly segments -- Katol, Saoner, Hingna, Umred (reserved for Scheduled Castes), Kamptee, and Ramtek.

A closer look at the data available till September 1, 2018, reveals that Nagpur Lok Sabha constituency registered total 20,77,583 voters in January 2018, which got reduced to 20,60,047 in September 2018. Thus, the number of voters reduced by 17,536 during this period. During the same period, Ramtek Lok Sabha constituency recorded a drop of 22,822 in the number of voters. In January 2018, Ramtek Lok Sabha constituency had total 18,41,734 voters, which got reduced to 18,18,912 in September 2018. The total number of voters in both the Lok Sabha constituencies, thus, came down by 40,358, which comprised 22,843 of men, 17,514 of women, and one of Third Gender.

If one goes by Assembly segment, the number of voters has gone up only in three out of total 12 in district. These three segments are - Katol (number of voters up by 951) which was till recently represented by Dr Ashish Deshmukh, Umred (207) represented by Sudhir Parwe, and Nagpur South-West (77) represented by Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister.

In all the remaining nine segments, the number of voters has gone down. The highest drop of 18,250 voters is recorded in Kamptee segment, which is currently represented by Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Guardian Minister of district. It is followed by drop in number of voters by 7,501 in Nagpur North segment represented currently by Dr Milind Mane.

Of course, the reduction is sum total of additions and deletions in the electoral rolls during the above-mentioned period. During the said period, total 31,035 new voters were added to the electoral rolls and 71,461 voter entries were deleted. These entries were deleted after tallying with the death certificate records of Nagpur Municipal Corporation.

As the elections draw closer, all eyes will be on the publication of revised electoral rolls on January 11, and the fresh sum total of additions and deletions.