Among the reasons for it is the non-submission of ‘B’ forms

Nomination papers of six candidates — five from Yadgir Assembly constituency and one from Surpur — were rejected for various reasons, including non-submission of ‘B’ forms.

Deputy Commissioner P. Rajendra Cholan told presspersons here on Thursday that the nomination papers of Devaraj Naik, Venkatesh Gaddimani and Siddareddy Balkal, who claimed to be BJP candidates, and those of Mohd. Arif, who said he was a Janata Dal (Secular), from Yadgir Assembly constituency were rejected as they did not submit ‘B’ forms. Papers of Praveen Kumar, Independent, too were rejected.

The nomination of Thimmamma, who filed her papers as a Janata Dal (Secular) candidate from Surpur, was also rejected as she did not submit the ‘B’ form.

Polling stations

Mr. Cholan said 955 polling station would be set up in the district. Of them, 209 have been identified as hypersensitive and 172 sensitive.

Steps had been taken to ensure free and fair elections. So far, 160 people involved in elected-related violence and crime last time had been arrested and action was being taken against another 400 anti-social elements.

Besides, non-bailable warrant was issued against 347 people.

Superintendent of Police Vamsi Krishna, and election observers Narmdheshwarlal, K.C Gupta, Sudhir Kumar and U.G. Avasak were present at the press meet.

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