Srinagar, Nov 1 (UNI) As many as 149 candidates have filed their nomination papers from 10 Assembly segments for the Jammu and Kashmir elections to be held from November 17.
The last date of filing papers ended last evening.
Officials said here 53 candidates have filed their nomination papers for three assembly segments in Poonch district of Jammu region.
They said 21 candidates filed their nomination papers for Mendhar assembly segment, followed by 17 for Poonch-Haveli and 15 for Surankote in the district.
Officials said 55 candidates have filed their nomination papers for three Assembly segments in this north Kashmir district.
The highest, 28 candidates have filed papers from Sonawari Assembly segment followed by 21 in Bandipora and six in the border constituency of Gurez.
In the Leh district, nine each candidates have filed their papers from Leh and Nobra constituencies while 12 joined the fray from Kargil and 11 from Zanaskar in Kargil district.
Almost all the national and regional political parties have fielded their candidates from these constituencies.
Governor N N Vohra issued poll notification on October 24 for these constituencies.
The scrutiny of nomination papers for all these constituencies would be held today and the date for withdrawal of candidatures is November 3.
The picture will be clear on Monday, the last date for withdrawal of candidature.
Elections in these constituencies would be held on November 17 in the first phase of seven-phase polls as announced by the Election Commission of India (ECI).
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