January 12, 2012 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh, Punjab (January 12, 2012): As per media reports 1,880 candidates have filed their nominations for the 117 seats of the Punjab assembly elections. The polling will be held for all 117 seats on 30th of this month and the counting of votes will take place March 4.
A spokesperson of the chief electoral officer’s (CEO) office said here this evening that 1,880 nominations were received till Thursday evening.
January 12 was the last date for filing nominations. It is notable that 900 nominations were filed on the last day (January 12). The nomination process had started Jan 6.
The main contest is between the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), also called Badal Dal and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine and the opposition Congress. Joint Font formed by the Peoples Party of Punjab (PPP), CPI, CPI-M and Akali Dal (Longowal) is presenting itself as third main contestent. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), also known as Mann Dal, are also contesting the elections on majority of seats.
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