Nominations close for final phase of election
Filing of nomination papers closed on April 22, 2004 in 181 LS seats going to the polls in the final phase of the general election on May 10. The May 10 elections will cover 15 states and UTs.
Filing of nomination papers closes on Friday in 181 parliamentary constituencies going to the polls in the final phase of the general election on May 10.
The May 10 elections will cover the states of Haryana (all 10 Lok Sabha seats), Himachal Pradesh (all four), Jammu and Kashmir (two of six), Kerala (all 20), Madhya Pradesh (17 of 29), Punjab (all 13), Sikkim (one), Tamil Nadu (all 39), Uttar Pradesh (18 of 80), West Bengal (all 42), Delhi (all seven), and Uttaranchal (all five) and the federally administered territories of Chandigarh (one), Lakshadweep (one) and Pondicherry (one).
Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which was scheduled to elect its lone member May 10, elected its representative in the first phase on April 20 following requests from political parties and candidates in view of the impending monsoon.
Nominations also close simultaneously in the elections to the 32-member Sikkim assembly, along with by-elections in three assembly constituencies spread across Delhi, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Filing of papers for the fifth phase commenced with the issue of a presidential notification April 16.
The papers will be taken up for scrutiny on Saturday and the last day for withdrawal of candidature is Monday.
The results will be known on May 13 although counting of votes polled will be taken up in respect of Andhra Pradesh on May 11.