279 Candidates File Nominations in Gujarat on Last Day

Published: 10th April 2014 12:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th April 2014 12:04 AM   |  A+A-


A total of 279 candidates including BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi filed their nomination papers for the April 30 Lok Sabha elections on the last day of filing today.

According to the State Information Department, a total of 547 candidates have filed nominations in the state. Many of them may withdraw, as several nominations are by 'dummy' candidates.

From BJP, only Modi and a dummy candidate filed nominations from Vadodara today.

From Congress, Punja Vansh (Junagadh), Virji Thumar (Amreli) and Maqsood Mirza (Navsari) filed their papers.

The others who filed their papers today were from Aam Aadmi Party, BSP, SP, JDU and independent candidates.

Tomorrow, election officers will conduct scrutiny of all the nomination papers and affidavits submitted by the candidates. April 12 is the last day to withdraw candidature.

Polls will be held on April 30 across the state in a single phase.


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