LS polls: 334 candidates in fray in Gujarat
A total of 334 candidates have remained in fray in Gujarat for the general elections, as 94 candidates withdrew from the poll battle on the last date for withdrawal of candidature today, State Chief Election Commissioner Anita Karval said.
The highest number of, 25, candidates were in the fray from Jamnagar while the lowest, four, candidates were in the race from Chhota Udepur.
A total of 18 candidates remain in the fray from Gandhinagar, from where BJP veteran L K Advani is also contesting. Eight candidates were in the fray from Vadodara.
BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Congress national general secretary Madhusudan Mistry were contesting from Vadodara.
Nomination papers of a total of 134 candidates were rejected in Gujarat for the general elections after scrutiny.
A total of 547 candidates had filed their nominations for the Lok Sabha elections from the state.
The highest 38 candidates filed their nominations from Jamnagar while the lowest 12 filed their nominations from Valsad, Chhota Udepur, Junagarh and Kutch.
Gujarat will go to single phase polling on April 30 for 26 Lok Sabha seats.
(Posted on 13-04-2014)