With five candidates filing nomination papers on Saturday, the total number of persons submitting their papers in six Assembly constituencies in the district rose to twelve.

The former legislator, M. Bhaktavatsalam, filed his papers for Kolar Gold Fields (SC) Assembly Constituency as Janata Dal (Secular) candidate.

According to District Election Officer D.S. Vishwanath, no papers were submitted for Kolar and Malur segments on Saturday. — Staff Correspondent

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