Over 52 candidates file nominations for Phase II poll

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Bangalore, Apr 24 (UNI) As many as 52 candidates, including Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Chief Ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa, today filed their nominations for the second phase of election to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly scheduled for May 16.

According to official sources Mr Yeddyurappa (Shikaripur) was among the 52 candidates who filed papers on the third day of the filing of nominations.

While seven nominations each in Shimoga and Chitradurga were filed, five each were filed in Bellary and Dakshina Kannada Districts and three in Uttara Kannada District.

Altogether, since the opening of the nominations on April 22, 119 nominations have been received for 66 Assembly seats which go to polls in the second phase.

The last date for filing nominations for the second phase is April 29 and scrutiny would be taken up the following day.The last date for withdrawal of nominations would be May two.

Raichur, Koppal, Uttara Kannada, Bellary,Chitradurga, Davanagere, Shimoga, Udupi, Chickmagalur and Dakshina Kannada Districts come under the second phase elections.

The notification for the third phase elections for the remaining 69 Assembly seats in eight North Karnataka Districts will be issued on April 26.

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