Lok Sabha polls: 889 candidates to contest elections in phase 6 on May 25

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The Election Commission of India (ECI) has said that a total of 889 candidates from eight States and Union Territories (UTs) will contest elections in phase six of the Lok Sabha elections that will be held on May 25.

This includes 20 candidates for the adjourned poll in the Anantnag-Rajouri parliamentary constituency (PC) of Jammu and Kashmir, the poll body said.

According to the election commission, 1,978 nominations were filed for 57 parliamentary constituencies across the seven States and UTs (excluding the adjourned poll in PC 3-Anantnag-Rajouri of J-K).

The last date for filing nominations for phase 6 for all 07 States and Union Territories (excluding adjourned polls in PC 3-Anantnag-Rajouri of Jammu and Kashmir) was May 6.

“After the scrutiny of all nominations filed, 900 nominations were found to be valid. In 3-Anantnag-Rajouri, a total 28 nominations were filed in Phase 3 and 21 nominations were found to be valid,” it added.

In phase 6, Uttar Pradesh had a maximum of 470 nomination forms from 14 parliamentary constituencies, followed by Haryana with 370 nominations from 10 PCs.

The poll body further mentioned that the average number of contesting candidates in a parliamentary constituency for the sixth phase is 15.

Lok Sabha elections are being held in seven phases till June 1. Polling for five phases has already been concluded. The counting of the votes will take place on June 4.

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