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LS polls: Gadkari casts vote in Nagpur

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

Nitin Gadkari, who is the BJP candidate from Maharashtra's Lok Sabha seat, cast his vote here on Thursday.

Gadkari arrived at the polling booth at in Mahal area along with his family members, including wife and two sons, around 10 am.

After casting his vote, the told reporters that he was happy to see people coming out in large numbers to exercise their franchise.

"is the biggest democracy in the world. The entire world is looking at us. I am very happy that people have come out in large numbers to vote," he said.

Appealing voters to ensure a big turnout, Gadkari expressed hope of winning the seat with an even better margin this time than in 2014.

"I went to people with the development works done by the BJP-led government in these five years. People have supported me immensely. I feel that I will win with a better margin than the last election," he said.

Gadkari's main rival in the seat is Congress' Nana Patole, a former

Earlier in the morning, and its were among the early ones to cast their votes in

Besides, and his family members cast their votes in Lok Sabha seat of the state.

Polling for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections began in the morning in the state's seven seats - Nagpur, Wardha, Ramtek, Bhandara-Gondiya, Chandrapur, and

All these seats are located in the state's Vidarbha region.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 11:05 IST