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889 candidates to contest elections in Phase 6

By TIOL News Service

NEW DELHI, MAY 20, 2024: 889 candidates from 8 States/UTs to contest elections in Phase-6 of Lok Sabha Elections 2024. This includes 20 contesting candidates for the adjourned poll in 3-Anantnag-Rajouri PC of Jammu and Kashmir.

A total of 1978 nominations were filed for 57 PCs across the 7 States/UTs going for polls in this phase. The last date for filing nominations for phase 6 for all 07 States/UTs (excluding adjourned poll in PC 3- Anantnag-Rajouri of Jammu & Kashmir) was May 06, 2024. After the scrutiny of all nominations filed, 900 nominations were found to be valid. In 3-Anantnag-Rajouri, total 28 nominations were filed in Phase 3 and 21 nominations were found to be valid.

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. 8-Ranchi Parliamentary Constituency in Jharkhand received the maximum of nominations with 70 forms filed followed by 2-North East Delhi PC in NCT of Delhi with 69 nomination forms. Average number of contesting candidates in a PC for 6th Phase is 15.

State/UT wise details for Phase 6 of General Election to Lok Sabha Election 2024:

State/UT

Number of PCs in sixth phase

Nominationforms received

Valid candidates after scrutiny

After withdrawal, final Contesting Candidates

Bihar

8

246

89

86

Haryana

10

370

239

223

Jammu and Kashmir*

1

-

 

20

Jharkhand

4

245

96

93

NCT OF Delhi

7

367

166

162

Odisha

6

130

65

64

Uttar Pradesh

14

470

164

162

West Bengal

8

150

81

79

Total

58

1978

900

889

*Adjourned Poll in PC 3-Anantnag-Rajouri of Jammu and Kashmir from phase 3 to phase 6


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