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Filing of nominations for 1st phase of polling begins today

In Phase I, polling to be held in 102 LS seats in 17 states, 4 UTs
12:53 AM Mar 21, 2024 IST | IANS
filing of nominations for 1st phase of polling begins today
No simultaneous Lok Sabha, Assembly polls for J&K: Chief Election Commissioner --- Representational Photo
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New Delhi, Mar 20:  The nomination process for the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections scheduled on April 19 begins on Wednesday.

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According to the Election Commission of India (ECI), in the first phase, polling would be held in 102 Lok Sabha seats spread over 17 states and four union territories.

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“The last day of filing nomination for the first phase is 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 would take place on June 4,” the ECI said.

The first phase would 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.

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