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266 Candidates File Nominations for 1st phase Assembly Polls in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Filing nomination papers has concluded for 28 Assembly segments under four Lok Sabha constituencies of Odisha where the polling is going to take place on May 13.

As per the data released by the Election Commission on Friday, as many as 266 candidates filed 483 nomination papers for 28 Assembly seats for the fourth phase of elections. Among the Assembly segments, 20 candidates have filed nominations for Berhampur Assembly seat while 14 candidates each for Digapahandi and Koraput Assembly constituencies.

39 candidates including 10 independent candidates have filed nominations for Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Berhampur and Koraput parliamentary constituencies. As many as 13 candidates have filed nominations for Koraput Lok Sabha constituency while only four candidates have filed their nominations for Nabarangpur Lok Sabha seat. Nominations have been filed by 11 candidates each for Kalahandi and Berhampur Lok Sabha seats.

The scrutiny of nominations will be held on Friday, while the candidates can withdraw their nominations by April 29.

On the other hand, filing of nominations commenced on Friday for the fifth phase of polling scheduled to be held on May 20 in 35 Assembly segments under five Lok Sabha constituencies – Bargarh, Sundargarh, Bolangir, Kandhamal, Aska. The last date for filing of nominations is May 3.

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