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Lok Sabha elections 2019: 223 in fray for 10 seats in Haryana

While one candidate each withdrew nomination from Kurukshetra, Sirsa, Hisar, Bhiwani-Mahendergarh and Gurugram parliamentary constituencies, five candidates withdrew their nomination from Karnal parliamentary constituency.

lok sabha elections Updated: Apr 27, 2019 10:51 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, CHANDIGARH
Inder Jeet said the election commission has allotted symbols to various political parties and independent candidates.(HT Photo)

As many as 223 candidates are left in fray for election to 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana after withdrawal of nomination by 10 candidates on Friday.

Stating that there were 230 candidates in the general election to Lok Sabha in 2014, joint chief electoral officer Inder Jeet said that on the last day of withdrawal of nomination, 10 candidates from six parliamentary constituencies withdrew their nomination. While one candidate each withdrew nomination from Kurukshetra, Sirsa, Hisar, Bhiwani-Mahendergarh and Gurugram parliamentary constituencies, five candidates withdrew their nomination from Karnal parliamentary constituency.

He said the number of candidates who are left in the fray for the election included 18 for Ambala, 24 for Kurukshetra, 29 for Sonepat, 21 for Bhiwani-Mahendegarh, 24 for Gurugram, 20 for Sirsa, 26 for Hisar, 16 for Karnal and 27 for Faridabad.

He said this time, the maximum number of candidates are in Sonepat seat 29) while the minimum are at Karnal (16). He said that in 2014, the maximum number of candidates were in Hisar seat 41 and the minimum were at Ambala and Rohtak seats, with 14 candidates each. Inder Jeet said the election commission has allotted symbols to various political parties and independent candidates.

First Published: Apr 27, 2019 10:51 IST