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Business News/ Elections / Lok Sabha polls 2024 phase 3 on May 7: Gujarat, Maharashtra sees maximum nominations as 12 states, UTs prepare to vote
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Lok Sabha polls 2024 phase 3 on May 7: Gujarat, Maharashtra sees maximum nominations as 12 states, UTs prepare to vote

A total of 2963 nominations were filed for 95 Parliamentary constituencies across 12 states and UTs going for polls in phase 3 for the Lok Sabha Elections 2024.

A replica of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at the Election Commission of India (ECI) head office, in New Delhi (PTI)Premium
A replica of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at the Election Commission of India (ECI) head office, in New Delhi (PTI)

Lok Sabha polls 2024: As the general elections nears its third phase on May 7, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday informed that Gujarat and Maharashtra saw the maximum number of nominations from the 12 states and Union Territories who will vote in Phase 3. 

A total of 2963 nominations were filed for 95 Parliamentary constituencies across 12 states and UTs going for polls in phase 3 for the Lok Sabha Elections 2024. 

“In phase 3, Gujarat had a maximum of 658 nomination forms from 26 Parliamentary Constituencies, followed by Maharashtra with 519 nominations from 11," the EC said in a press release. 

The polling agency also said that Osmanabad Parliamentary Constituency in Maharashtra received a maximum of 77 nomination forms followed by Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh with 68 nomination forms.

“After the scrutiny of all nominations filed, 1563 nominations were found to be valid."

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The 1,563 nominations include eight candidates from Madhya Pradesh's Betul seat where the election was to be held in the second phase but was postponed to the third following the death of the BSP candidate, the EC said in a statement.

The last date for the withdrawal of candidature for all 12 states and union territories was April 22.

BJP candidate from Surat seat in Gujarat Mukesh Dalal was elected unopposed after 8 candidates withdrew their nomination and the Congress nominee's candidature got cancelled. 

The 12 states and UTs polling in Phase 3 of Lok Sabha elections 2024 are: Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Dadra and Nagar HAveli and Daman and Diw, Goa, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.

The 2024 Lok Sabha polls are being conducted in seven phases beginning April 19. The result for these polls will be declared on June 4. 

 

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Published: 23 Apr 2024, 07:44 PM IST
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