Filing of nominations for first phase of polling begins today

The process for filing nomination papers for the first phase of the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 scheduled on April 19 begins on March 20.

Polling will be held in 102 Lok Sabha seats spread over in 17 states and four Union Territories in the first phase.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on March 20 issued the official notification for the first phase.

The candidates can start filing their nominations for the election at their respective district election officers.

The last day of filing nomination for the first phase in March 27. The scrutiny will be done on March 28 and the last date for withdrawal of nominations is March 30.

The seats that are going to polls in the first phase on April 19 include thirty-nine seats of Tamil Nadu, 12 seats of Rajasthan, eight seats of Uttar Pradesh, six seats of Madhya Pradesh, five seats each in Uttarakhand, Assam and Maharashtra, four seats of Bihar, three seats of West Bengal, two seats each in Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya and one seat each in Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Jammu and Kashmir, Lakshadweep and Puducherry.