Chennai, Apr 9 UNI | 4 months ago

A total of 845 candidates are in the fray for the 39 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu.

A release from the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) here today said a total of 845 candidates (789 male, 55 female and others/transgender 1) are in the fray after the close of withdrawal of nominations. According to the CEO, out of 906 valid nominations received for the general elections, 61 candidates withdrew their papers leaving behind 845 to fight it out.

Chennai North has the highest number of contestants with 45 candidates in fray while Napattinam has the lowest number with just nine contesting.

All the remaining 37 seats in the state have contestants in double digits.

Interestingly the Nilgiri constituency saw the rejection of BJP Candidate S Gurumurthy's nomination as he had not filed his papers on time.

(Posted on 09-04-2014)