Only 109 Women among 1,351 Candidates in Fray for Haryana Poll

Published: 05th October 2014 07:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th October 2014 07:00 PM   |  A+A-


CHANDIGARH: As many as 70,000 polling personnel will be deployed at the 16,357 polling stations of Haryana for the October 15 Assembly polls in which 1,351 candidates are in the fray including 109 women.         

There are 1.63 crore voters, including 87.37 lakh men, 74.79 women, 1.02 service men and 12 NRI voters.           

Out of the 90 Assembly seats, 73 fall in the general category and 17 are Scheduled Castes segments, a spokesman of the Election Department said.    

As many as 30 Assembly constituencies have more than 15 candidates.  

The maximum number of 31 candidates are in the fray from Bhiwani Assembly seat while the minimum are seven candidates in Shahbad and Nuh Assembly constituencies each.         

He said that out of the 1,351 candidates, 90 belong to BJP, 90 to INC, 88 to INLD, 87 to BSP, 65 to HJC, 17 to CPM, 14 to CPI, 297 to registered political parties and 603 are Independents.         

As many as 45 general observers, 21 expenditure observers, five police observers, 10 awareness observers, 16,357 micro observers and about 70,000 polling personnel will be deployed.          

The Badshahpur Assembly seat has the maximum number of 3.16 lakh voters.   

Similarly, Narnaul Assembly seat has the minimum number of 1.26 lakh voters.

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