The process of filing nominations for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka began on Saturday following the Election Commission notification.
Seventeen of the total 28 constituencies in the State would be going to polls in the first phase on April 23.
The first phase of polls would be held in Chikkodi, Raichur, Belgaum, Bijapur, Gulbarga, Bidar, Koppala, Bellary, Uttara Kannada, Chitradurga, Tumkur, Bangalore Rural, Bangalore North, Bangalore South, Bangalore Central, Chikkaballapur and Kolar.
The last date for filing nomination is April four and withdrawal is April eight.The scrutiny papers will take place on April 6.
Official sources said 2.57 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise from these 17 constituencies. The second phase would be held on April 30 in the rest of the 11 constituencies.