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MCD Election 2017: EC rejects 40 percent nominations during scrutiny

New Delhi: Nearly 40 percent of the total 4,605 nominations filed for 23 April elections to the 272 wards of the three municipal corporations have been rejected during scrutiny, Delhi State Election Commission said.

Representational image. AP

Representational image. AP

A total of 1,796 nominations have been rejected due to errors of different kinds, said an Election Commission official.

Maximum 758 nominations out of total 1,833 filed for 104 wards in South Delhi Municipal Corporation, were rejected in scrutiny.

The nomination papers of the four BJP candidates in MCD polls were also cancelled, sources claimed.

The Election Commission, however, could not verify the information regarding cancellation of nomination papers of the four BJP candidates.

"The updates on scrutiny were being received from returning officers offices till late Wednesday evening. It will take time to provide information regarding individual wards," said the Election Commission official.

BJP sources also claimed that nomination papers of the official candidates of the party were also cancelled in Khayala and Wazirpur wards. However, the "backup" party candidates were there to contest the polls.

Published Date: Apr 06, 2017 08:52 AM | Updated Date: Apr 06, 2017 08:52 AM

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