Lok Sabha Elections 2024: 1351 candidates across 12 States/UTs to contest in phase 3 polls

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New Delhi: A total of 1351 candidates from 12 States /UTs to contest elections in phase 3 of Lok Sabha Elections 2024. This includes 8 contesting candidates for the adjourned poll in 29-Betul (ST) PC of Madhya Pradesh. Additionally, one candidate from Surat PC in Gujarat has been elected unopposed. The last date for withdrawal of candidature for all 12 States/UTs was April 22, 2024.

A total of 2963 nominations were filed for 95 PCs (including 29-Betul) across 12 States/UTs going for polls in phase 3 for the Lok Sabha Elections 2024. The last date for filing nominations for phase 3 for all 12 States/UTs was April 19, 2024. After the scrutiny of all nominations filed, 1563 nominations were found to be valid.

In phase 3, Gujarat had a maximum of 658 nomination forms from 26 Parliamentary Constituencies, followed by Maharashtra with 519 nominations from 11 PCs. 40-Osmanabad Parliamentary Constituency in Maharashtra received a maximum of 77 nomination forms followed by 5-Bilaspur PC in Chhattisgarh with 68 nomination forms.

State/UT wise details for Phase 3 of Lok Sabha Elections 2024:

State/UT Number of PCs in third phase Nomination forms received Valid candidates after scrutiny After withdrawal, final Contesting

Candidates

 

Assam 4 126 52 47
Bihar 5 141 54 54
Chhattisgarh 7 319 187 168
Dadra & Nagar Haveli and

 

Daman and Diu

2 28 13 12
Goa 2 33 16 16
Gujarat 26 658 328 266
Jammu & Kashmir 1 28 21 20
Karnataka 14 503 272 227
Madhya Pradesh 9 236 140 127
Maharashtra 11 519 317 258
Uttar Pradesh 10 271 104 100
West Bengal 4 101 59 57
Total 95 2963 1563 1352

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