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     New Delhi, April 23, 2024: A total of 1351 candidates from 12 States and Union Territories to contest elections in phase 3 of Lok Sabha Elections 2024.

     This includes 8 contesting candidates for the adjourned poll in 29-Betul (ST) parliamentary seat of Madhya Pradesh.

     A total of 68 nomination forms were received for 5-Bilaspur PC in Chhattisgarh, which is the second highest.

     However, in the top of the list, 40-Osmanabad Parliamentary Constituency in Maharashtra received a maximum of 77 nomination forms.

     Meanwhile, BJP candidate from Surat Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat has been elected unopposed.

     The last date for withdrawal of candidature for all 12 States/UTs was yesterday i.e. 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.

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

State/UTNumber of PCs in third phaseNomination forms receivedValid candidates after scrutinyAfter withdrawal, final Contesting Candidates  
Dadra & Nagar Haveli and   Daman and Diu2281312
Jammu & Kashmir1282120
Madhya Pradesh9236140127
Uttar Pradesh10271104100
West Bengal41015957
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