Filing of nominations for the third phase of Lok Sabha elections ended last evening.
Scrutiny of papers will take place today while Monday is the last day for withdrawal of names. One hundred and fifteen seats spread over 12 States and two Union Territories, will go to polls in this phase on 23rd of this month.
Fourteen seats each in Maharashtra and Karnataka, ten seats in Uttar Pradesh, seven in Chhattisgarh, six in Odisha, five each in Bihar and West Bengal, four in Assam and one in Jammu and Kashmir will also go to polls in this phase.
Along with Parliamentary elections in Odisha, voting will also be held for 42 seats of state Assembly in this phase.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi filed his nomination from Kerala’s Wayanad parliamentary constituency at the district headquarters in Kalpetta yesterday.
In Assam, 62 nomination have been filed for four Lok Sabha seats of Guwahati, Dhubri, Barpeta and Kokrajhar going to polls in this phase. Maximum 19 candidates filed nomination for the Guwahati seat.
In Goa, 16 candidates filed their nominations for two parliamentary constituencies of North Goa and South Goa. For assembly by-polls, also taking place in this phase for three Assembly constituencies of Shiroda, Mandrem and Mapusa, nine candidates filed their nominations.
In Odisha, 69 nominations were filed for six Lok Sabha seats for the third phase. Elections for 42 Assembly seats will also take place in this phase for which 399 nominations have been submitted.