As many as 163 candidates filed nominations on Tuesday on the last day of filing nominations for the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in Haryana. Also Read - 'It Will Worsen COVID-19 Situation': Plea in Delhi High Court Calls to Prevent Stubble Burning
With this, the number of candidates filing nominations has increased to 305 from all the Lok Sabha constituencies of the state, Joint Chief Electoral Officer Inder Jeet said. Also Read - Bharat Bandh: 'Rail Roko' in Punjab, Blockades in Haryana as India Witnesses Farmer Protest Over Farm Bills | Top Points
The process for filing of nominations started on April 16 and ended on April 23. Polling is scheduled to take place on all 10 seats on May 12. Also Read - Bharat Bandh Today: Punjab, UP And Maharashtra | List of States Likely to be Affected by Farmers' Unions Strike
Former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda filed his nomination papers for the Sonipat Lok Sabha seat. Digvijay Singh Chautala also filed his nomination papers as candidate of the newly formed Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) from the same seat.
Other notable leaders who filed their nominations included Indian National Lok Dal’s Arjun Chautala from Kurukshetra, as well as former Assembly Speaker Kuldeep Sharma from Karnal and Shruti Choudhary from Bhiwani-Mahendergarh (both Congress).