A total of 3,957 candidates have  filed their nominations for the May 5 Assembly elections in the Sate.

Karnataka Chief Electoral Officer Anil Kumar Jha told presspersons here on Thursday that scrutiny of nominations in the 224 Assembly segments was in  progress.

April 17 was the last day for filing nominations.  April 20 is the last day for withdrawal.

He said 23 constituencies have more than 16 candidates and eight segments over 32. Only 16 names can be accommodated  in each ballot unit. More than this number necessitates deployment of additional units. Highest number of candidates filed papers in KGF (42) while least number of nominees in Deodurg in Raichur (6), the CEO said.

Mr. Jha said more than 20 lakh new voters have been added, and the total number of electorate eligible to cast vote is likely to be around 4.36 crore after deletions in the State.

Seizure

Authorities seized cash of  around Rs. 1.4 crore and 500 cases of liquor on Wednesday and Thursday.

Since Wednesday, cash seizures included those from  Hiriyur (Rs. 60 lakh), Varthur (Rs 25 lakh), Gokak (Rs. 11  lakh), Savadatti (Rs. 8.38 lakh), Malur (Rs. 6 lakh) and  Tiptur and Raichur (Rs. 5 lakh each). FIRs have been registered in these cases, and several  persons arrested. 


  • 23 constituencies have more than

    16 candidates 

  • 42 candidates have filed their papers

    in KGF


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