Reported by Chinmaya Dehury
Bhubaneswar, Mar 28:
While 105 candidates had filed nomination papers for the 11 Lok Sabha constituencies, 101 nominations were found valid, said official sources of state electoral office here.
The maximum of 13 nominations have been filed for Dhenkanal constituency while Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur and Puri received seven nominations each and all of them have been found valid.
While 836 candidates had filed nominations for the 77 Assembly seats, 766 nominations were found valid. Ekamra seat of Bhubaneswar had the highest number of 22 nomination papers filed. However, two were rejected during scrutiny, sources in the office of the chief electoral officer (CEO) said.