300 Candidates File Nomination Papers for Polls from Haryana

A total of 300 candidates have filed their nomination papers for Lok Sabha Elections in Haryana.

Published: 23rd March 2014 08:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd March 2014 08:34 AM   |  A+A-

A total of 300 candidates have filed their nomination papers for Lok Sabha Elections in Haryana.

Haryana Chief Electoral Officer Shrikant Walgad said that the period for filing nomination papers, which commenced on March 15, ended on Saturday. 

A maximum of 47 candidates have filed their nomination papers from Hisar Parliamentary Constituency followed by 36 candidates from Kurukshetra and 33 candidates from Karnal.

Walgad said that 32 candidates each have filed their nomination papers from Bhiwani-Mahendergarh and Faridabad, 29 candidates from Sonepat, 27 candidates from Gurgaon, 25 candidates from Sirsa, 20 candidates from Ambala and 19 candidates have filed their nomination papers from Rohtak.

Walgad said that during the 2009 Lok Sabha Elections, a total of 285 candidates had filed their nomination papers in Haryana, whereas 231 candidates had filed nomination papers during 2004 Lok Sabha Elections.

He said that Returning Officers would do the scrutiny of the nomination papers and the last date for withdrawal is March 26.

He also said that there were about 16,000 polling stations in the state, of which about 3,000 are sensitive and hyper sensitive.

The officer said that the Micro Observers would be deputed at polling stations and web casting or videography or still photography would be carried out at polling stations for free and fair conduct of election. Also, 60 companies of Central Police Force would be deputed at polling stations.

Walgad said that Returning Officer deals with complaints regarding violation of Model Code of Conduct and the report of the same is sent to Chief Electoral Officer.

The final report of such complaints would be sent to Election Commission of India.

So far, complaints related to banners, undertaking any activity without permission and participation of government officials in political activities were received and forwarded to Election Commission of India for action, he said.

He said that General Observers and Expenditure Observers have been deputed in 10 Parliamentary Constituencies in the state for fair and free conduct of Lok Sabha elections.

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