Over one lakh in fray

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT. 2. As many as 1,09,690 candidates are in the fray for the elections to the local bodies.

Of them, 86,453 persons have submitted nominations for grama panchayats, 9,283 for block panchayats, 1,781 for district panchayats, 9,572 for municipalities and 2,601 for the five corporations. Malappuram is the only district panchayat where election is not taking place now.

The nominations submitted for the grama, block and district panchayats and municipalities in Thiruvananthapuram district are 6,154, 814, 135 and 513 respectively.

The break-up of the nominations submitted for the corporations are as follows: Thiruvananthapuram - 747, Kollam - 471, Kochi - 369, Thrissur - 479 and Kozhikode - 535. The scrutiny of the nominations will be completed by tonight.

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