Bihar polls: 63 nominations rejected

Patna: Nominations of 63 of the total 682 candidates have been rejected on technical grounds on scrutiny of papers for 45 Assembly constituencies going to polls in the second phase in Bihar on October 24.

Altogether 682 candidates filed their nomination papers for 45 constituencies and 63 of them were found not to be in order during scrutiny, Additional Chief Electoral Officer Kumar Anshumali said.

With this, 619 papers have so far been found valid, he said, adding tomorrow was the last date for withdrawal of candidature, Anshumali said.

So far, 186 candidates have submitted their papers for 48 constituencies going to polls in the third phase on October 28.