LS polls: Last day for filing of nominations in TN

With today being the last day in Tamil Nadu for candidates to file nominations for elections, officials have said all the candidates who report to the respective Returning Officer before 3 pm will be considered for the filing of nominations for the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections.

“All the candidates who report to the RO will be given tokens and nominations will be accepted accordingly. After 3 pm, access to the RO office will be closed and none will be allowed inside,” they said.

A day before nominations for the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections close, Tamil Nadu saw brisk filing of nominations on Monday by key contestants for the state’s 39 Lok Sabha seats and the bypolls for 18 assembly seats.

Tuesday is the last day for filing of nominations for the second phase of Lok Sabha elections (April 18) in which voting will be held across Tamil Nadu.

On the first day of filing of nominations for the Lok Sabha elections and Assembly bypolls, 22 candidates — either independents or representatives of little known parties — filed their nominations across the State.

Election Commission officials said, 20 candidates, including 13 independent candidates and four candidates representing Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) filed their nominations for Lok Sabha polls. Three candidates representing Ahimsa Socialist Party, People’s party for India and Rashtriya Janata Dal also submitted their nominations for Lok Sabha elections.

Most of the candidates of major parties have already filed their nominations. Candidates can withdraw nominations on or before March 28