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Guj polls: EC issues notification, three nominations filed

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

Three Independent candidates filed nominations today after the Commission (EC) initiated the poll process by issuing a gazette notification for the first phase of the Assembly

Last month, the EC had announced that the polls would be held in two phases -- on December 9 and 14 -- and the counting of votes would be taken up on December 18.

On the first day of nomination filing, three Independent candidates filed their papers for the Bhuj, Talaja and Bhavnagar West seats, a release issued by the chief electoral officer said.

The last date of filing nominations for the first phase of the polls is November 21.

While both the major parties, the and the Congress, are in the last lap of finalising their candidates, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has already announced the names of 11 of their nominees.

According to Gujarat spokesperson I K Jadeja, Chief Minister would meet senior party leaders in tomorrow with the list of probable candidates.

"Our state parliamentary board is in the process of finalising the candidates. The Gujarat chief minister will visit tomorrow and hand over the list to the central parliamentary board for a final decision," he said.

spokesperson Manish Doshi said the party was "likely to announce the first list of candidates on November 16".

As many as 89 of the 182 Assembly seats in the state, covering 19 of its 33 districts, will go to the polls in the first phase.

The notification for the second phase will be issued on November 20.

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First Published: Tue, November 14 2017. 21:22 IST