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Phase 3 of Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Sees 1351 Contesting Candidates from 12 States/UTs

New Delhi: As the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 progress, Phase 3 witnesses the participation of 1351 candidates from 12 States/Union Territories, vying for parliamentary seats. Among them are 8 contestants for the adjourned poll in the 29-Betul (ST) Parliamentary Constituency of Madhya Pradesh. Additionally, one candidate from Surat PC in Gujarat has been elected unopposed. The deadline for the withdrawal of candidature for all 12 States/UTs was April 22, 2024.

A total of 2963 nominations were filed for 95 Parliamentary Constituencies (including 29-Betul) across the 12 States/UTs. The nomination process concluded on April 19, 2024, and after scrutiny, 1563 nominations were found to be valid.

Among the participating states, Gujarat led with 658 nomination forms from 26 Parliamentary Constituencies, followed closely by Maharashtra with 519 nominations from 11 PCs. Notably, the 40-Osmanabad Parliamentary Constituency in Maharashtra received the highest number of nomination forms at 77, closely trailed by 5-Bilaspur PC in Chhattisgarh with 68 nomination forms.

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