Nominations of 56 candidates in Delhi rejected

April 20th, 2009 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) As many as 56 nominations for the polls to the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi were rejected during scrutiny, the election office said Monday.
“A total of 222 candidates had filed their nominations for the seven constituencies. Of those, 56 have been rejected,” said an official statement.

The highest number of nominations, 55, were filed from New Delhi seat while the lowest, 20, were filed from south Delhi. “Of those 55 in New Delhi, 16 were rejected during scrutiny and of 20 in south Delhi, four were rejected,” it said.

“Of 44 nominations in Chandni Chowk, two were rejected, of the 30 in northeast Delhi, 13 were rejected, of the 25 in east Delhi, six were rejected, six were rejected out of 22 in northwest Delhi and of the 26 in west Delhi, nine were rejected,” the statement added.

“Now, the total valid candidates for the seven Lok Sabha Delhi seats are 166,” it added.

The nomination process that started April 11 culminated April 19. The numbers may still change, as the last day for withdrawal of candidature is April 22.

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