122 woman candidates in fray for first phase

April 8th, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) There are 1,715 candidates, including 122 women, in fray for the first round of the five-phase Lok Sabha elections.
The Election Commission Wednesday said on an average 13 candidates are contesting at each of 124 seats in the first phase of polling April 16.

Deputy Election Commissioner R. Balakrishnan said Mahbubnagar in Andhra Pradesh and Raipur in Chattisgarh have the highest number of 32 candidates each.

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