M P Prakash, Jagadish Shettar file nomination

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Bangalore, Apr 26 (UNI) Congress leader and former Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister M P Prakash and senior BJP leader Jagadish Shettar filed their nominations, among 71 other candidates who had filed their nomination papers, for the second phase of State Assembly elections scheduled for May 16.

According to official sources, Mr M P Prakash filed his papers for Harapanahalli Assembly seat in Davanagere district, while Jagadish Shettar filed for Hubli-Dharwad (Central) seat.

With this the total number of candidates who have filed their nomination rose to 280, for the 66 Assembly seats.

While 14 nominations were filed in Chitradurga district, 13 candidates entered the fray in Davanagere, ten in Uttarakannada, eight each from Raichur, Koppal and Chickmagalur districts, seven in Chitradurga, two in Shimoga and one in Dakshina Kannada district.

No nominations were received in Udupi district today.

The last date for filing of nominations was April 29 and scrutiny would be taken up the next 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 would come under the second phase of elections.

Meanwhile, as many as seven nominations, all from independents, were received for the third phase elections to 69 seats in eight districts of Northern Karnataka on the opening day of nomination, which kickstarted with the issue of notification for poll today.

The last date for filing of nominations for the third poll was fixed on May three and scrutiny would be done on May five and last date for withdrawal of election will be May seven. The third phase elections would be held on May 22.

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