Chandigarh: Forty five candidates have filed their nomination papers on Wednesday for the Assembly polls in Haryana scheduled to be held on October 15, the state electoral officer said here.
With this, a total of 92 candidates have so far filed their nominations, Haryana Chief Electoral Officer Shrikant Walgad said.
He said that among those who filed their nomination papers are INLD candidate Naseem Ahmed from Ferozepur Jhirka and Dilbag Singh from Yamunanagar, CPIM's Prakash Chand from Julana and CPI's nominee Harbhajan Singh from Jagadhari Assembly constituencies.
Walgad said that the last date for filing nominations is September 27 and the candidates could file their papers between 11 am and 3 pm.
The polling will be held on October 15 and counting of votes would be held on October 19.
About 1.61 crore voters would cast their votes at 16,244 polling stations to be set up in the state.
In the Assembly elections five years back Congress had won 40 seats, INLD 31, BJP 4, HJC-BL 6, SAD and BSP one each and seven seats had gone to Independents.
Though Bhupinder Singh Hooda had failed to lead the Congress to a majority in 2009, he formed the government for the second term with the support of five HJC-BL members who joined the ruling outfit and seven Independents.
Haryana is all set to witness a multi-cornered contest this time.
Key players in the fray include Congress, BJP, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), BSP, Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) and Haryana Jan Chetna Party (HJCP) alliance, Haryana Lokhit Party (HLP), besides the Left parties.