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Phase 7 of Lok Sabha Elections 2024: 904 Candidates to Contest Across 8 States/UTs

New Delhi, May 22, 2024 — As the country gears up for the Phase 7 of the Lok Sabha Elections, scheduled to be held on June 1, 2024, a total of 904 candidates from eight states and Union Territories (UTs) are set to contest. The Election Commission of India has meticulously scrutinised the 2105 nomination forms filed for 57 Parliamentary Constituencies (PCs), and after thorough scrutiny and withdrawal processes, 904 candidates remain in the fray.

Comprehensive Breakdown of Nominations and Validations


  • Number of PCs: 8
  • Nomination Forms Received: 372
  • Valid Nominations: 138
  • Final Candidates: 134

Bihar stands significant with 8 PCs, receiving a substantial number of nominations. After the scrutiny, 138 were deemed valid, and 134 candidates will be contesting the elections.


  • Number of PCs: 1
  • Nomination Forms Received: 33
  • Valid Nominations: 20
  • Final Candidates: 19

Chandigarh, with its single parliamentary seat, saw 33 nominations. Post scrutiny, 20 nominations were validated, leading to 19 candidates remaining in the electoral contest.

Himachal Pradesh:

  • Number of PCs: 4
  • Nomination Forms Received: 80
  • Valid Nominations: 40
  • Final Candidates: 37

In Himachal Pradesh, out of 80 nominations for its 4 PCs, 40 were valid, and 37 candidates are now in the election race.


  • Number of PCs: 3
  • Nomination Forms Received: 153
  • Valid Nominations: 55
  • Final Candidates: 52

Jharkhand’s 3 PCs received 153 nominations, of which 55 were valid after scrutiny. The final count of candidates stands at 52.


  • Number of PCs: 6
  • Nomination Forms Received: 159
  • Valid Nominations: 69
  • Final Candidates: 66

Odisha’s 6 PCs saw 159 nominations, with 69 being validated. Ultimately, 66 candidates are left in the electoral battle.


  • Number of PCs: 13
  • Nomination Forms Received: 598
  • Valid Nominations: 353
  • Final Candidates: 328

Punjab leads in the number of nominations, with 598 forms filed for its 13 PCs. Post scrutiny, 353 were validated, and 328 candidates are contesting.

Uttar Pradesh:

  • Number of PCs: 13
  • Nomination Forms Received: 495
  • Valid Nominations: 150
  • Final Candidates: 144

Uttar Pradesh, matching Punjab in the number of PCs, had 495 nominations. After validation, 150 nominations were accepted, and 144 candidates remain in the fray.

West Bengal:

  • Number of PCs: 9
  • Nomination Forms Received: 215
  • Valid Nominations: 129
  • Final Candidates: 124

West Bengal’s 9 PCs garnered 215 nominations, with 129 being valid. The final count of candidates is 124.

Noteworthy Constituencies

Among individual constituencies, the Jahanabad PC in Bihar received the highest number of nominations at 73, followed closely by Ludhiana PC in Punjab with 70 nominations.

Average Candidates Per Constituency

On average, 16 candidates will contest in each PC during this phase, highlighting a robust democratic process and high voter engagement.


As Phase 7 of the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 approaches, the stage is set for a vibrant and competitive electoral process across the eight states and UTs. The Election Commission’s diligent scrutiny ensures a fair contest among the 904 candidates vying for 57 parliamentary seats. The elections on June 1 will be a crucial step in shaping the nation’s political landscape.

Stay tuned for more updates and comprehensive coverage of the Lok Sabha Elections 2024.

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