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64 candidates from various political parties file nominations for 6 seats in MP in Phase 1 of LS elections

In a significant development, 64 candidates from various political parties have filed their nominations for the six Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh. Among them, six are from BJP and Congress each, with others representing different parties. Independent candidates are not included in this count.

Three BJP candidates and three Congress candidates filed their nominations in the presence of senior party leaders. The first phase of the election is scheduled for April 19, covering six constituencies – Sidhi, Shahdol, Jabalpur, Mandla, Balaghat and Chhindwara.

Rajya Sabha MP Ajay Pratap Singh, who resigned from BJP, filed his nomination from the Sidhi Lok Sabha seat under the Gondwana Gantantra Party symbol. The tenure for the Upper House of Parliament ends on April 2. Candidates can withdraw their nominations until March 30, with subsequent phases of the election on April 26, May 7, and May 13, and counting on June 4.

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