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J&K polls: 145 candidates left in fray for 3rd phase

PTI November 22, 2014 22:26 IST
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Jammu: A total of 145 candidates are left for third phase assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir after the scrutiny of the nomination papers ended today, an EC official said.

Nomination papers of 21 candidates were rejected in the scrutiny, he said.

“The scrutiny of the nomination papers of 166 candidates who had filed their papers for the third phase of assembly polls was held today in the offices of returning officers of their respective constituencies, in which 145 candidates were found eligible, whereas nomination papers of 21 candidates were rejected,” he said.

After scrutiny, the Uri assembly constituency will have five candidates, in Rafiabad 12, Sopore 16, Sangrama 10, Baramulla 13, Gulmarg eight, Pattan 14, Chadoora seven, Budgam seven, Beerwah six, Khansahib six, Chrar-i-Sharief 9, Tral eight, Pampore six, Pulwama 10 while in Rajpora constituency eight candidates are left in the fray.

The last day for withdrawal of nomination papers has been fixed on November 24 and polling for this phase is scheduled for December 9.