Dehradun: Over 600 candidates have so far
filed their nominations for 70 assembly seats in Uttarakhand
where polling is scheduled to be held on Jan 30.
The exact number of candidates who have filed nominations
till expiry of deadline this evening, would be known later,
Uttarakhand Chief Election Officer Radha Raturi said.
State minister Matbar Singh Kandari (BJP), former minister
Nav Prabhat (Cong), and Manish Tiwari (Cong), nephew of
veteran Congress leader and former Uttarakhand Chief Minister
N D Tiwari were among those who filed their nomination papers
on the last day on Thursday.
The scrutiny of nomination papers would be held tomorrow
while the last date of withdrawal of names is Jan 16.
Both ruling BJP and main opposition Congress have fielded
their candidates on all the 70 seats in the hill state where
nearly 64 lakh voters are expected to exercise their