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     New Delhi, April 09, 2024: A total of 1206 candidates from 12 States and Union Territories along with 4 candidates from Outer Manipur parliamentary constituencies to contest elections in phase 2 of Lok Sabha Elections 2024.

     A total of 2633 nominations were filed for 88 PCs across 12 States/UTs going for polls in phase 2 for the Lok Sabha Elections 2024, Election Commission sources said today.

     The last date for filing nominations for phase 2 for all 12 States/UTs was April 4, 2024. After the scrutiny of 2633 nominations filed, 1428 nominations were found to be valid. The last date for withdrawal of candidature for all 12 States/UTs was April 08, 2024, they added.

     In phase 2, Kerala has a maximum of 500 nominations from 20 Parliamentary Constituencies, followed by 491 nominations from 14 PCs in Karnataka. Minimum of 14 nominations were received from one PC in Tripura.

     Nanded Parliamentary Constituency in Maharashtra received a maximum of 92 nominations, the sources said.

     Overall, for phase 1, there are 1625 contesting candidates across 21 States/UTs with 1491 male candidates and 134 female candidates.

State/UT wise details for Phase 2 of Lok Sabha Elections 2024:

State/UTNumber of PCsNomination forms receivedValid candidates after scrutinyAfter withdrawal, final Contesting Candidates  
Jammu and Kashmir1372322
Madhya Pradesh71579388
Uttar Pradesh82269491
West Bengal3684747

     It may be noted that 15 ACs in Outer Manipur PC will go to polls on 19.04.2024 (Phase 1) and 13 ACs in this PC will go to polls on 26.04.2024 (Phase 2). There are 4 contesting candidates from Outer Manipur PC which has been notified in Gazette notification issued on April 5, 2024.

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