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693 candidates in fray for Delhi polls after scrutiny


Nomination for Assembly polls

New Delhi: A total of 693 candidates are left in the fray for the Feb 7 Delhi assembly polls after scrutiny of nomination papers, the Election Commission said here Thursday.

“After scrutiny, a total of 693 (candidates) are left in the fray for the Delhi assembly polls,” a poll panel statement said.

A total of 923 candidates filed their nomination papers for the polls.

The last date to withdraw the nominations is Jan 24.

According to the poll panel, nomination papers of 230 candidates were cancelled due to wrong documentation and ineligibility.

Voting for the 70-member Delhi assembly will take place Feb 7 and ballots will be counted Feb 10.