Lok Sabha polls 2024: Nomination process for Phase 3 begins

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    April12/ 2024
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    The third phase of the Lok Sabha elections is set to commence with nominations open for 94 constituencies across 12 states and territories. An adjourned poll in Betul follows the death of a candidate, altering the original schedule.

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    New Delhi: The nomination process for the third phase of the Lok Sabha polls to be held in 94 constituencies across 12 states on May 7 began on Friday.

    The process started after a notification was issued by the Election Commission (EC) on behalf of the President. April 19 is the last date for the filing of papers.

    Separately, another notification was issued for the 'adjourned' poll in the Betul constituency of Madhya Pradesh, the EC said.

    The election in the Betul Lok Sabha seat was 'adjourned' following the death of the BSP's candidate.

    In case a candidate of a recognised national or state party dies before the polls, the election is postponed to allow the party to identify and field a fresh candidate.

    Voting in the Betul constituency was earlier scheduled to be held in the second phase on April 26.

    The states and union territories included in the third phase are Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Goa, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

    Voting for the seven-phase polls to elect the 18th Lok Sabha begins on April 19 and concludes on June 1. Votes will be counted on June 4.