695 nominations rejected; papers of 1,243 found valid in Punjab

Chandigarh, Jan 19 (IANS) The nomination papers of 695 of the total 1,941 candidates for the February 4 assembly elections in Punjab have been rejected on various grounds, official sources said on Thursday.

“As many as 1,243 nomination papers were found valid whereas 695 papers were rejected. Three cases have been kept pending,” an official spokesperson of the Chief Electoral Office said.

For the Amritsar Lok Sabha by-election, five nomination papers were rejected while 120 were valid.

As many as 1,040 nomination papers were filed on Wednesday, the last day for filing of nominations for the 117-member Punjab assembly.

The withdrawal of nominations can be done till January 21.

–IANS

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