366 nominations found valid at end of scrutiny in Puducherry

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Puducherry, May 1: Election authorities on Saturday found 366 nominations, including that of chief minister N Rangasamy, to be in order at the end of scrutiny of the papers filed by candidates contesting the May 16 Assembly polls in the Union Territory.

Filing of nominations to the 30 assembly constituencies in the Union Territory drew to a close yesterday.


A total of 424 nominations were filed by candidates and of them 366 nominations were found to be in order while remaining 58 nominations were rejected, officials said.

The last date for withdrawal of nominations is May 2. Chief Minister N Rangasamy and four of his ministerial colleagues, Speaker V Sabapathy, and also candidates of Congress and its poll partner, the DMK are in the fray, besides nominees of AIADMK, BJP and PMK, among others.

While Congress and DMK have formed an alliance to fight the polls, most of the other parties, including AIADMK and the ruling AINRC, are going it alone.


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