Ahmedabad, Apr 11 UNI | 4 months ago

Nomination papers of a total of 134 candidates have been rejected in Gujarat for the general elections after scrutiny.

After scrutiny, which took place yesterday, nomination papers of 134 candidates were rejected, State Chief Election Officer Anita Karval today said.

A total of 547 candidates had filed their nominations for the Lok Sabha elections from the state.

The highest 38 candidates had filed their nominations from Jamnagar, while the lowest 12 filed their nominations from Valsad, Chhota Udepur, Junagarh and Kutch.

After scrutiny, the highest number of nominations were from Jamnagar (35), followed by Surendranagar (31) and Banaskantha (25). Maximum 13 nominations were rejected from Ahmedabad East.

In Gandhinagar, 23 candidates had filed their nomination papers, out of which three were rejected in the scrutiny. BJP veteran L K Advani is contesting from Gandhinagar.

In Vadodara, a total of 18 candidates had filed their nominations, out of which nomination papers of nine candidates were rejected.

BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Congress national general secretary Madhusudan Mistry are contesting from the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat.

In Ahmedabad East, nominations of 13 candidates were rejected while the number was two in Ahmedabad West.

While in Ahmedabad East, 30 candidates had filed nominations, the number was 14 in Ahmedabad West.

The nomination process in Gujarat had started on April 2 and came to end on April 9. The last date for withdrawal of candidature is April 12.

Gujarat will go to single phase polling on April 30, for 26 Lok Sabha seats.

(Posted on 12-04-2014)