Last date for filing nominations for first phase of LS polls to end on Monday

New Delhi, Mar 25 : With electioneering gathering momentum, the last date for filing nominations for the first phase of the Lok Sabha polls will end on Monday.
In the first phase on April 11, a total of 91 constituencies, spread over 20 states and union territories, will go to the polls.
In Andhra Pradesh, polls will be held in all 25 Lok Sabha seats and 17 in Telangana.
Assembly polls will be held in 175 seats in Andhra Pradesh, 32 in Sikkim and all 60 in Arunachal Pradesh. In Odisha, 28 out of 147 Assembly constituencies also will go to the polls in the first phase.
Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal will have polling in all the seven phases. In the first phase, election will be held in eight seats in Uttar Pradesh, four in Bihar and two in West Bengal.
In Maharashtra, polling will be held in seven seats– five each in Assam and Uttarakhand, four in Odisha, two each in Jammu and Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya and one each in Chhattisgarh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Andaman and Nocobar Islands and Lakshadweep in the first phase.
The Election Commission notified the first phase of polls on March 18, nomination process of which started the same day.
The poll body will scrutinise the nominations on March 26 and 27. The last date for withdrawal of the papers will be March 28.

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