"Bhanwarlal said the hours of polling in 11 Maoist-affected assembly constituencies will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. while for the rest of the constituencies, the polling will be held from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m."
Hyderabad, April 23 - A total of 333 candidates remained in the fray for 25 Lok Sabha seats and 2,243 for 175 assembly seats in Seemandhra after the deadline for withdrawal of nominations ended Wednesday.

Visakhapatnam, Kakinada and Vijayawada Lok Sabha constituencies have the highest number of candidates - 22 each. Chittoor has only seven candidates.

State chief electoral officer Bhanwarlal told reporters Wednesday that Kurnool assembly constituency has the highest number of contestants at 36. Seven assembly constituencies have only six candidates each.

Polling in Seemandhra or the residuary state of Andhra Pradesh is scheduled to be held May 7.

As many as 53 aspirants withdrew from the contest for Lok Sabha polls while 60 nominations were rejected.

For the assembly elections, 3,322 candidates filed their nominations. While 572 withdrew their nominations, papers of 507 candidates were rejected.

Telangana, which has 119 assembly and 17 Lok Sabha seats, is going to the polls April 30.

Bhanwarlal said the hours of polling in 11 Maoist-affected assembly constituencies will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. while for the rest of the constituencies, the polling will be held from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A total of 265 candidates are in the fray for the Lok Sabha and 1,669 for the assembly polls in Telangana.


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 HYDERABAD (60597 views)
 ANDHRA PRADESH (29531 views)
 PATNA (17841 views)
 ASSEMBLY POLLS (16758 views)
 VISA (9739 views)
 VISAKHAPATNAM (8171 views)
 ANDHRA (8221 views)
 MAOIST (5591 views)
 VIJAYAWADA (5512 views)
 MAINE (4981 views)
 KAKINADA (4590 views)
 ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS (3841 views)
 11 (3961 views)
 TELANGANA (2611 views)
 REJECT (2461 views)
 ASSEMBLY CONSTITUENCY (2421 views)
 CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER (2451 views)
 CHITTOOR (1732 views)
 THE HOURS (1622 views)
 LAL SAI (1001 views)
 333 (761 views)
 SEEMANDHRA (131 views)
 LOK SABHA SEAT (201 views)
 CONSTITUENCY (281 views)
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:2535002369213
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for India


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.