Delhi civic polls: 2,400 candidates to contest
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Last Updated: Monday, April 02, 2012, 22:35
New Delhi: The battle-lines for the upcoming Delhi municipal polls have been drawn with 2,400 candidates contesting for 272 wards in three civic bodies, a major chunk of whom are Independents.

Among the parties, only BJP managed to field candidates in all the 272 wards while Congress does not have a nominee in one of the wards as its candidate could not file nominations in time.

Independents account for 1,158 out of the 2,400 valid nominations.

After BJP and Congress, BSP has fielded the highest number of 254 candidates followed by Samajwadi Party (105), NCP (81) and LJP (68).

Kashmir-based National Conference, Orissa's Biju Janata Dal and Muslim League have fielded one candidate each.

CPI(M), CPI and Forward Bloc have fielded 35 candidates together while BJP ally JD(U) has fielded 43 candidates. Panthers Party has fielded 15 while JD(S) has 13 nominees

in the fray, besides Lalu Prasad-led RJD's 23 and Ajit Singh- led RLD's 20.


First Published: Monday, April 02, 2012, 22:35

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