194 candidates in fray in Erode

In eight constituencies in the district, 194 candidates have filed 229 nominations from March 12 to 19.

In Erode East 23 candidates filed 27 nominations, In Erode West 22 filed 28, in Modakkurichi 24 filed 28, in Perundurai 34 filed 36, in Bhavani 23 filed 32, in Anthiyur 28 filed 31 petitions, in Gobi 27 filed 34 petitions and in Bhavanisagar 13 filed 13 petitions.

Of these, the lowest number of persons and nominations were in Bhavani Sagar and highest was in Perundurai.

Nominations were scrutinised on Saturday and the withdrawal will be allowed on Mar 22 when the final candidate list will be released with the symbol of the candidates at 3 pm.

On that day, the candidates, who filed more than one petition, will withdraw the rest and the dummy candidates will also withdraw their nominations, officials here said.

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