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Filing of nominations for 1st phase of Lok Sabha polls begins today

Filing of nominations for 1st phase of Lok Sabha polls begins today

New Delhi: Candidates running for the first phase of Lok Sabha polls scheduled on April 19 can start submitting nominations on Wednesday.

The first phase of polling will be held in 102 Lok Sabha seats in over 17 states and four union territories.

The last day of filing nomination for the first phase falls on March 27.

The scrutiny of nomination papers will be done on March 28 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is March 30. The counting of votes will take place on June 4, the Election Commission has said.

The first phase will be held in 39 seats of Tamil Nadu, 12 seats of Rajasthan, eight seats of Uttar Pradesh, six seats of Madhya Pradesh, five seats each in Uttarakhand, Assam and Maharashtra, four seats of Bihar, three seats of West Bengal, two seats each in Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya and one seat each in Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, J&K, Lakshadweep and Puducherry.

Eight parliamentary constituencies in Uttar Pradesh --- Saharanpur, Kairana, Muzaffarnagar, Bijnor, Nagina (SC), Moradabad, Rampur and Pilibhit -- will vote in the first phase.

IANS with edits

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