Shastri, Jolly, Amod Kant among 406 to file papers on last day

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New Delhi, Nov 11 (UNI) The last day of filing of nominations for the November 29 Assembly polls in Delhi witnessed a huge rush of contestants from several parties with as many as 406 filing their papers from eight districts.

Among those who filed their papers on the last day were BJP nominee from New Delhi assembly constituency Vijay Jolly, Health Minister Yoganand Shastri from Mehrauli, former Additional commissioner of police Amod Kant from Sangam Vihar, former DPCC chief Rambabu Sharma from Rohtas Nagar among others.

With the Congress having released it's second list of 22 candidates for the Assembly polls last evening, there was expectedly a huge rush for filing nominations by those whose candidature was announced yesterday.

A spokesperson of the Delhi electoral office said a total of 406 nominations were filed from eight districts of Delhi.

Forty nominations were filed from East district while 77 were filed from West district, 45 from South, 63 from North district, 32 from North East district, 38 from New Delhi, 56 from Central and 55 from South west district.

The figures from Northwest district were yet to be recieved.

With today's nominations, a total of 905 nominations have been filed since the filing of paper began on November 4 with the issuance of notifications for the assembly polls.

The process of filing nominations was set off with issuance of notification for the polls on November 4.

As per the notification, November 11 has been fixed as the last date for filing of nominations, scrutiny of which will be done tomorrow..

The last date for the withdrawal of candidatures is November 14.

Counting of votes will be done on December 8. The term of the present Legislative Assembly of Delhi is expiring on December 17.


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