Over 100 candidates file their papers for third phase poll

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Bangalore, Apr 30 (UNI) KPCC President Mallikarjuna Kharge, former Chief Minister N Dharam Singh, BJP's Chandrakanth Bellad were among those 112 candidates who have filed their nominations today for the third phase elections scheduled to be held on May 22.

Mr Kharge filed his papers from Chitapur(SC) seat, while N Dharam Singh filed papers from Jewargi seeking re-election for a record ninth time in a row.

According to official sources 112 candidates have filed their papers for the third phase on the fifth day of filing of nominations. 69 segments seats spread over 10 districts which goes to poll on May 22.

As many as 221 aspirants have filed their nomination papers for the third phase so far. The last date for filing nomination is May three and scrutiny would be done on May five. The last date for withdrawal of papers would be May seven.

Congress received a setback in Davangere when its candidates were rejected for want of proper B form. Two candidates -- official candidate Syed Saifullah and district unit president S S Mallikarjun had given one form in which the name was rewritten in latter's name.

Meanwhile for the 22 papers were rejected in the 66-seat second phase poll for wichi voting is scheduled for May 16.

In Davanagere district 28 nomination papers including that of two Congress leaders were rejected during the scrutiny in Davanagere North assembly set the returning officer said Congress did not have any official candidate.

Full details from some districts was awaited, the election office sources added.

The last date for withdrawal of nominations for second phase will be on April 29 and election will be held on May 16.

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