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Nominations of 49 candidates for 1st phase of polls rejected

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Press Trust of India Bengaluru
Nominations of 49 candidates were rejected after scrutiny for the first phase of polling for 14 constituencies in Karnataka on April 18, poll officials said.
They said the number of valid nominated candidates was 237.
Prominent among those who filed nominations in the first phase include former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda (Tumkur), his grandson Prajwal Revanna and Nikhil Kumaraswamy from Hassan and Mandya respectively.
Also in the fray are Union Minister Sadananda Gowda (Bangalore North), senior Congress leaders Verappa Moily (Chikkaballapura), B K Hariprasad (Bangalore South) and Karnataka Rural Development Minister Krishna Byre Gowda (Bangalore North).
Karnataka will go to the polls in two phases, 14 constituencies each, on April 18 and 23.
The last date for withdrawal of nominations for the first phase is March 29.
For the second phase polls on April 23, the notification will be issued on March 28.
The last date for nomination is April 4.
Scrutiny will take place on April 5 and the last day for withdrawal is April 8.
Counting of votes and announcement of results for both phases will be on May 23.

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First Published: Mar 27 2019 | 10:25 PM IST

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