358 candidate file nominations for 14 LS seats in Karnataka

Team Udayavani, Apr 5, 2024, 8:57 AM IST

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Bengaluru: Several candidates filed their nominations for the Lok Sabha Elections across the 14 constituencies on Thursday.

As many as 358 candidates, including 211 Independents, have filed nominations. Thursday (April 4) was the last date for the submission of the nomination in these 14 Lok Sabha seats.

Among 358 contestants, 333 are male and 25 are female, according to a release by the State Election Commission.

On the final day (Thursday) of submission of nomination papers, a total of 183 candidates (171 male and 12 female) filed their nominations.

No candidate from the third gender filed a nomination.

The highest number of nominations was filed for the Bengaluru South Lok Sabha Seat (49), followed by Chikkaballapura (43) and Bengaluru Central Seat (40).

In total, 41 candidates are from the BJP, 50 from the Congress, 18 from the BSP, 10 from JD-S, and 1 from the CPI-M who have filed their nominations. Additionally, 211 Independent candidates have also filed their nominations.

The EC, till date, has seized Rs 30.19 crore in cash, liquor valued at Rs 131.92, drugs valued at Rs 3.13 crore, and precious metals including gold and diamond valued at Rs 187.85 crore.

Flying Squads, SSTs, and police authorities have registered 1,240 FIRs regarding seizures of cash, liquor, drugs, precious metals, and freebies.

Also, 790 different types of vehicles have been seized.

(with IANS inputs)

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