Till now 21 candidates have filed 27 nomination papers

Bhopal: Chief Electoral Officer Shri Anupam Rajan has said that as per the election schedule of Lok Sabha Elections-2024, the process of filing nomination papers for the second phase has started from March 28. On the third day of the second phase of nomination, 13 candidates submitted 19 nomination papers. From March 28 till now, 27 nomination papers have been filed by 21 candidates.

Chief Electoral Officer Shri Rajan said that the affidavits and other information of the candidates who have filed nomination papers can be seen on the link of the Election Commission of India website https://affidavit.eci.gov.in/. He said that the last date for filing nomination papers is April 4. The nomination papers will be scrutinized the next day on April 5. Candidates who have filled the nomination papers will be able to withdraw their names till April 8. Voting for the second phase will be held on April 26. Counting of votes for all phases of voting will take place on June 4.

SPOs to be appointed

Anganwadi workers, Sahayikas and guest teachers can be appointed as Special Police Officers (SPOs) to conduct Lok Sabha elections in the state. Approval to this effect has been granted by the Election Commission of India to the Chief Electoral Officer, Madhya Pradesh on March 28. This approval has been given by the Commission only for this Lok Sabha election.

Arrangements at polling booths

Rajan said that availability of water should be ensured in all polling stations. Ensure uninterrupted power supply on the day of voting and counting. Electric wires should not be left dangling in the roads. Printing of election related forms and books should be done within the time limit. Public Works Department and Rural Development Department should get the works like access roads to polling stations repaired within the time limit.

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