Home Chhattisgarh A total of 12 candidates filed 18 nomination papers for Bastar Lok Sabha constituency.

A total of 12 candidates filed 18 nomination papers for Bastar Lok Sabha constituency.

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A total of 12 candidates filed 18 nomination papers for Bastar Lok Sabha constituency.

Raipur. A total of 12 candidates have filed nomination papers for Bastar Lok Sabha constituency in Chhattisgarh. Officials gave this information on Wednesday. Officials said that a total of 12 candidates have filed 18 nomination papers for the Bastar Lok Sabha constituency under the first phase of elections in Chhattisgarh under the Lok Sabha Elections-2024.

He said that the candidates who filed nomination today include Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Mahesh Kashyap and Congress candidate Kawasi Lakhma. Officials said that the scrutiny of nomination papers for the first phase will take place on March 28. The date of withdrawal of nomination is 30 March 2024. In the first phase, voting will be held in Bastar Lok Sabha constituency on 19 April.

State Chief Electoral Officer Reena Babasaheb Kangale said that notification for the second phase of Lok Sabha elections 2024 in the state will be issued on Thursday, March 28, 2024. Kangale said that in the second phase, candidates will be able to file their nomination for Mahasamund, Kanker and Rajnandgaon Lok Sabha constituencies.

He said that the last date for filing nomination papers under the second phase is April 4, 2024. Scrutiny of nomination papers will take place on April 5. The last date for withdrawal of nomination is April 8. The voting date for the second phase is 26 April. Voting will be held in the last phase on May 7 in the remaining seven seats of the state, Raipur, Durg, Bilaspur, Raigarh (ST), Korba, Janjgir-Champa (SC) and Surguja (ST).

Both BJP and Congress have announced candidates for all 11 Lok Sabha seats. Bahujan Samaj Party and Gondwana Gantantra Party have also announced the names of two and 10 candidates respectively in the state but the main contest is likely to be between BJP and Congress. BJP had won 10 out of 11 Lok Sabha seats in the state thrice in 2004, 2009 and 2014. Whereas in 2019, BJP had won nine out of 11 seats.