In all, 387 nominations were filed for 39 Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituencies and 4,264 for 654 Mandal Parishad Territorial Constituencies in the district, for which elections will be held on April 6.

These figures were compiled till late on Thursday, the last date for filing nominations. In all, 256 nominations were filed for the ZPTCs and 2,376 for the MPTCs on the final day alone.

On Friday, CEO of ZPP Maheswara Reddy released the figures.

The following are the number of nominations filed by candidates of various political parties:

ZPTCs: BSP 3, BJP 14, CPI 11, CPI(M) 22, Congress 41, YSR Congress 123, Telugu Desam 150, Lok Satta 2, and independents 21. MPTCs: BSP 27, BJP 73, CPI 80, CPI(M) 140, Congress 140, YSR Congress 1,586, Telugu Desam 1,738, Lok Satta 1, other recognised parties 1, and independents 322.

March 24 is the last date for withdrawal of nominations.

The contestants have launched campaigning in right earnest, since the ZPTC and MPTC elections would almost certainly indicate the party that people would favour in the Assembly and Lok Sabha polls to be conducted on May 7.

The ZPTC members would elect the Chairperson of the ZPP, which, this time, is reserved for woman general category. A keen competition is on the cards, but the two major parties — the Telugu Desam and the YSR Congress — have not come out with their choices for the post.

The Congress, reeling under the after effects of bifurcation of the State, managed to field 41 candidates for ZPTCs and 140 for the MPTCs. It could not find candidates for seven MPTCs.

Among the Telugu Desam candidates, Boddu Venkata Lakshmi, Masala Dhanamma, Gadu Chinni Kumari Lakshmi, and Lalam Bhavani, coming from important families, are said to be aspirants for the Chairperson post. The YSR Congress is also yet to come out with its candidate.

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