Notification issued for 154 Assembly constituencies in AP

March 23rd, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Mar 23 (ANI): Election authorities on Monday issued a notification to conduct polls in 154 Assembly constituencies in the North Coastal Andhra and Telangana regions during the first phase of the election.

The authorities have made elaborate arrangements for the filing of nominations by the candidates in these constituencies.

The first phase of the election will be held on April 16.

Over three crore electors will utilize their franchise in the first phase.

The Congress has already announced its candidates for all 42 Lok Sabha and 290 Assembly seats.

Meanwhile, negotiations are underway between the Telugu Desam Party, the Telangana Rashtra Samthi and Left parties for a seat-sharing arrangement in the state.

The BJP has already announced some candidates and the newly formed Praja Rajyam Party is giving final touches to its candidates lists. (ANI)

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