94 nominations rejected

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Bangalore, Apr 24 (UNI) As many as 94 nominations, including that of actor-turned-politician Jai Jagadish of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) from Kodagu District, were rejected after scrutiny of nominations filed for the 89 seats in the first phase elections to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly.

According to information available so far with the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, 94 nominations had been rejected during the scrutiny for the first phase elections scheduled for May ten.

In Kodagu, hopes of making political debut for Kannada Cine Actor Jai Jagadish were thrashed following rejection of nomination by the Madikeri Returning Officer citing that already another candidate had filed papers along with 'B' form issued by the party.

In Mysore, as many as 42 nominations of the total 242 received were rejected by the Returning Officers in 11 Assembly seats.

However, the nomination papers of candidates of all the registered political parties were found to be in order, official sources said.

In Bangalore Urban District, including for 21 seats in BBMP area, as many as 11 nomination papers were rejected followed by Tumkur (11),Kolar (10), Mandya (10), Kodagu (3), Chamarajanagar (3) and Chickballapur (02).

Details from Ramanagaram and Bangalore Rural Districts were awaited, the sources added. In all 1,375 nominations were filed for the first phase elections.

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