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Third phase of general elections 2009 - Fact file

india Updated: Apr 24, 2009 16:08 IST

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The third phase of the staggered 2009 general elections is scheduled for April 30. Here are some facts about the poll that will be held in nine states and two union territories:

Total number of parliamentary constituencies: 107

States/union territories going to polls: Bihar, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu.

Total number of candidates: 1,567

Total number of women candidates: 101 (No women candidate in Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu)

Parliamentary seat with maximum candidates: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (41).

Parliamentary seat with largest number of woman candidates: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (5)

Party-wise number of candidates: Bharatiya Janata Party (95), Bhujan Samaj Party (102), Communist Party of India-Marxist (15), Congress (93), Nationalist Congress Party (19), Communist Party of India (9), Rashtriya Janata Dal (8).