With the last day of nomination withdrawal on Monday, around 371 candidates were left to contest in the forthcoming Lok Sabha Elections for 26-seats in Gujarat, poll scheduled on the third round of the election on April 26.
As per the Chief Electoral Officer’s Office, 81 candidates have withdrawn their nomination forms and left 371 candidates, including 26 each of BJP and Congress, in the much-awaited fight.
From Gujarat, the Election Commission of India had received total 572 nominations for 26 Lok Sabha seat. After examining the nomination forms, the CEO officer had rejected 120 of these with 452 contestants valid to contest.
The maximum number of contestant, 31, will be contesting it out for Surendranagar Lok Sabha Constituency, and the minimum 6 candidates are in contest for Panchmahals seat.
The maximum 17 candidates have withdrawn from the Gandhinagar Parliamentary seat, from where BJP Chief Amit Shah is contesting for the first time in the Lok Sabha Election against Congress’ sitting MLA CJ Chavda.
Gujarat will go to elections in a single phase for Lok Sabha Election on April 23 for 26-seats. The results will be declared on May 23.