Bengaluru: After the last day of filing nominations, 3,374 nominations have been filed across the state. Of them, 1,673 are from independents.
In all, 282 nominations have come from BJP, 250 from Congress, 239 from JD(S), 22 from BSP, 15 from NCP, three from, two from CPI(M) and 896 by others.
The highest number of nominations has been filed at Mulabagal constituency in Kolar district, with 60 people aiming to be in the fray. It is followed by Varuna (35), Hubballi-Dharawada (32) and Raichur (30). In 95 constituencies, more than 16 nominations have been filed, Karnataka Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar said.
The highest number of 1,046 contestants are in the 41-50 age group, 854 people are between 31 and 40, 750 are between 51 and 60, 414 nomination are in 61-70 age group, 242 in the 25-30 age group, and 63 are aged between 71 and 80. Five are aged between 81 and 90. While Congress has three members in this category, BJP and JD(S) have one each.
On the number of rejections, Mr Kumar said that the process is still on and the final tally will be known by Thursday.
Asked about the JD(S) request to disqualify seven candidates, who were facing anti-defection charges, Mr Kumar said that the case is under scrutiny by both court and Legislative Assembly Speaker. The issue does not come under the jurisdiction of EC, he said....